World Press Photo Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is an important cultural capital where there are constantly artistic exhibitions and international displays. One of the most important is the World Press Photo Barcelona, the most prestigious photojournalism exhibition in the world, hosted by the city every year for almost two decades.

Read on to find out more about the World Press Photo, where to visit the exhibition and how to buy your tickets!

What is the World Press Photo exhibition?

Organised by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, the World Press Photo brings together every year the winning photographs and multimedia productions of the World Press Photo international photojournalism competition, which is the most prestigious and recognised in the world.

The exhibition is a thought-provoking review of some of the most shocking events of the year through images. It is divided into four categories: Individual Photographs, Photo Reportage, Long-Term Projects and Open Format.

In recent years, the competition changed its format and divided global participation into 6 territories: Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Central and North America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania. There are 24 regional winners who have entered stories on culture, society, armed conflict, migration and other topical issues.


When is World Press Photo Barcelona in 2023?

The World Press Photo exhibition will be in Barcelona from 10 November to 17 December 2023.

For the 19th consecutive year, the exhibition, organised by Photographic Social Vision, will be held at the CCCB (Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) including guided tours and parallel activities to explore the themes on display.


News from World Press Photo Barcelona 2023

The winners of the World Press Photo 2023 have been chosen from over 60,000 entries, with 3,752 participants from 127 countries.

Some of the themes and events represented in the competition, corresponding to images from 2022, are the war in Ukraine, protests in Iran, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and the different realities of climate change.

Of the 24 regional winners, 16 are natives or residents of the region in which they have developed their stories. Among the winners are two Spanish photojournalists. César Dezfuli with the project "Passengers", which tells the personal stories of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean, and Emilio Morenatti with "War Wounds", a report on civilian amputees in Ukraine. 

You can check out all the winners of the 2023 edition here.


Tickets for the World Press Photo Barcelona

Tickets for World Press Photo Barcelona 2023 will go on sale in October.

The prices to visit the exhibition usually range from €4 to €6 for adults, while tickets are free on Sundays from 15h to 20h if booked online. You can buy them on the CCCB website.

How to get to the World Press Photo?

The easiest way to get to the CCCB in Barcelona is on foot or by public transport, as the venue is located in the historic centre of the city.

You can get there by metro using lines 1 and 2 (Universitat station) or lines 1 and 3 (Catalunya station). There are also several bus lines that stop in the area.


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