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World Press Photo Barcelona

The World Press Photo Barcelona arrives to the city for over a month in 2013, from November 6th to December 8th, displaying the very best press photos from all around the world. This is the 9th time World Press Photo will be in Barcelona to give the audience the chance to see the most amazing pieces of photography from the past year in CCCB. The event is recognized as the largest exhibition in the area of photojournalism and travels to 45 countries and a hundred venues yearly.

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World Press Photo of the Year award has been given annually since 1955 and is the highlight award every year. The best photo is chosen among over 100,000 pictures, sent from around 124 different countries. The winning picture in 2013, Gaza Burial (see the picutre below), was taken by Paul Hansen, the Swedish photojournalist who was also named the Photographer of the Year by POYi. The picture is taken in Gaza city, where two Palestinian men are carrying their dead nephews to a mosque for their funeral.

All the prize-winning photos will be shown at the exhibition, showing you the most breathtaking and unforgettable moments captured with a camera in 2013.



Opening hours

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays 11:00 to 20:00
  • Fridays 11:00 to 21:00
  • Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 to 21:00
  • Closed on Mondays


4 to 6 euros for entrance, free on Sundays from 15:00 to 20:00.


How to get there

CCCB on Google Maps

Metro: Universitat, Line 1 & Line 2


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