11/11/13 World Press Photo comes back to Barcelona to surprise us
This new edition is located in CCCB from November 6th to December 8th and will have 5 national winners’ works.
World Press Photo is an organization with headquarter in Amsterdam that organizes the major and most popular annual photojournalist contest. This edition expose works from 2013 where a total of 5.666 photographers from 124 different countries participated. In all, 103.481 images have participated in the contest but only 143 have been awarded. These winners are the ones who are part of this itinerant exposition with Barcelona as the final place.
We are celebrating this edition because there are five Spanish winners: Bernat Armangué, Emilio Morenatti, Daniel Ochoa de Olza, Pep Bonet and Miquel Dewever-Plana, and we can enjoy all of them in the exposition located in the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB). This year controversy comes with Daniel Ochoa’s photography; his photographs were going to be exposed through the whole city but the city hall decided the very last moment not to do it because they didn’t want to hurt anybody’s sensitivity.
This is a powerful exposition that shows us the worldwide reality. If you are a photography fan or a photojournalist fan you can’t miss this exposition under any circumstance.
This edition number 13 wants to break the assistance record. Every year the exposition is more and more popular. It’s not a exposition to see beautiful photographs but to see impact works. Not everybody can see the exposition but it’s much recommended to come and see the winner’s works.
From our Barcelona luxury hotel, Hotel Omm, we encourage you to visit the exposition if you live here or if you are spending a few days. Tickets cost 6 euros and you can access for free every Sunday from 15:00 to 20:00. No doubt it and mark a date to assist to this magnificent exposition.