The World Press Photo 2023 Exhibition arrives in Barcelona

The best photojournalism in the world is coming to the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona). 

The Photographic Social Vision Foundation is once again bringing to Barcelona the most prestigious exhibition of photojournalism and documentary photography, which can be visited from November 10th to December 17th at the CCCB.

In this edition of the exhibition, we will get insights into global current events related to the environment, conflicts, migrations, social inequality, and gender issues, along with stories of resilience. 

Among the images, we'll find the four winning projects of the international World Press Photo 2023 contest. The Photo of the Year, by Ukrainian Evgeniy Maloletka, is a moving picture of the siege of Mariupol, showing the devastating impact of war on civilians. The Story of the Year, by Danish photographer Mads Nissen, depicts the daily life of the Afghan people under the Taliban government with no international aid. The Long-Term Project, by Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan, tells the story of how four Central Asian countries manage scarce water resources and adapt to new realities following the fall of the Soviet Union. The Open Format, by Egyptian Mohamed Mahdy, preserves the memory of a fishing district on the verge of demolition in Alexandria, Egypt, in a collaborative project with its residents.

In addition to general admission to the exhibition, guided tours, led by the educational department of the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, offer an experience that goes beyond merely observing the award-winning photographs. These tours delve into the captured stories, how they are presented, and the challenges of the photojournalism profession.

Complementing the exhibition at the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, C. Montalegre, 5, Barcelona), the Photographic Social Vision Foundation also offers a series of parallel activities with the participation of authors awarded with a World Press Photo 2023:

  • On November 18th, César Dezfuli, the only Spanish author to win a global award in this edition, will have a conversation with journalist Agus Morales, director of the 5W magazine, discussing how to explain migrations through photojournalism. The event will take place at 12:00 PM at La Calàndria Cinema (C. Dr. Josep Agell, 7, El Masnou), as part of the Masnou Photography Days program.
  • On November 20th, South African photographer Lee-Ann Olwage, the regional winner of World Press Photo 2023 in the Single Photo (Africa) category with the project "The Great Forget," will participate in a talk about photojournalism and mental health. The event will take place at 7:00 PM at CASA SEAT (Passeig de Gràcia, 109, Barcelona).
  • On December 11th, a roundtable discussion on the role of photojournalism in armed conflicts will be held, with the participation of several international photographers. The event will take place at 7:00 PM in the CCCB Hall (C. Montalegre, 5, Barcelona) and is organized in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and CCCB Debates.

The World Press Photo 2023 exhibition in Barcelona is organized by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, co-produced by the CCCB, and made possible through the essential collaboration of the Banco Sabadell Foundation. 

Tickets and guided tours are now available for purchase through this link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
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