Once again the CCCB will host the world's renowned Press Photo Exhibit. From November 12th through December 13th, stop by Barcelona's Contemporary Cultural Center and bear witness to the year's most compelling, provocative, emotional and engaging photos from around the globe.
This is a fabulous exhibit with an aim to 'inspire understanding through quality photojournalism.' The World Press Photo foundation generates public interest in and appreciation for the world of not only photographers, but other visual journalists.
2015's winning image for Contemporary Issues — Photo courtesy of Mads Nissen/World Press Photo Press Office
Founded in 1955, this is the most popular traveling photo event in the world, being featured locally in roughly 100 countries. A winner is declared annually and this year, over 5692 photographers from 131 countries entered more than 97,000 pictures for review.
This one-of-a-kind event draws in people from across the globe with a mix of themes including family, science, war, sports, and disasters and accidents. This year, some of the photographers themselves are expected to appear at the exhibits, but their identities are not yet known.
The display does even more than show off pictures; it also explains to viewers the complex process of capturing challenging images. For instance, photographing animals in the wildlife with camera traps or how and where to place a camera in order to get the best angle in a sporting match.
2015's Second Prize Singles Image for Contemporary Issues — Photo courtesy of Ronghui Chen/World Press Photo Press Office
Barcelona is proud to host this event in the rustic Raval neighborhood. For those holding press passes, the photojournalism exhibit is free of charge, and for students there's a discount as well.
It's wise to allocate at least 1.5 hours (if not more) if you want to go through the museum itself as well as take a look at the other pictures online, which you can browse through on their computers. You can pass through anytime between Tuesday through Sunday, 11am through 8pm.
The CCCB has long been home to avant-garde, racy and interesting exhibits. It's perfectly situated in an area surrounded by tasty restaurants and bars as well as eclectic shops, so once you're finished at the museum, it's the ideal place to browse and spend an afternoon.
It's also a stone's throw from the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), which is another excellent one to visit, especially if you're into the quirky and moderno styles.