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World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

International Photojournalism

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 again makes Barcelona one of the first cities in the world to display the winning photographs in this prestigious photojournalism award and the winning works in the Digital Storytelling Contest.

The international World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 will run at the CCCB for the fifteenth year, organised by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation.

With the slogan "Las historias que importan", the exhibition presents the winning works in the international contest of the same name, mostly unknown in this country. For fifteen years, the exhibition in Barcelona has offered an experience that goes beyond mere observation of the winning photos. The Education Department of Photographic Social Vision offers an extensive programme of parallel activities and guided visits for schools, companies, at-risk groups and general public to enhance our understanding of current affairs and the functions, values and challenges of photojournalism.

The exhibition of the winning photographs, which starts its world tour in Amsterdam, will travel in the course of the year to over 100 cities in 45 countries all around the world, reaching a global audience of over four million spectators.


The World Press Photo Contest 2019 in figures

This year’s 140 winning photographs have been chosen from the 78,801 images submitted to the contest, taken by 4,738 international photographers.

For the second year running, the contest jury nominated six photographs for the World Press Photo of the Year, three projects for a new award, World Press Photo Story of the Year, and six audiovisuals for the World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year.


Parallel activities

Photographic Social Vision enhances the exhibition experience with its offer of guided visits and other parallel activities, all designed to generate debate about the value and challenges of photojournalism, and to explore the themes of the winning projects.

These activities include a screening of the winning works in the Long and Short categories of the Digital Storytelling Contest, open to the public in the auditorium of the CCCB.

Previous activities