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World Press Photo is back in Barcelona

World Press Photo is back in Barcelona

During this month in Barcelona you have the chance to enjoy in pictures aspects of international news that will not leave you indifferent.

At the end of April, the World Press Photo comes back to the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), an exhibition that visits 100 cities in 45 countries around the world.

If you want to know more about this exhibition -a step away from La Rambla- read today’s post.

An international contest

More than 4,738 photographers and 78,801 pictures took part in the photography contest, the winner of which will be announced in Amsterdam on 11 April.

This year, as a novelty, there is a digital storytelling contest with more than 300 productions. The aim of the exhibition is to capture aspects of international news that have had a certain impact.

Sensitive topics are dealt with, such as the environment, armed conflicts and the drama of refugees.

The finalists of the competition

What is interesting about visiting the exhibition is precisely to become aware of the political and environmental situation in different countries of the world and, therefore, the situation of suffering of the people who live there.

Among the finalists we find the photo of a room in which people injured by gas bombs receive oxygen through masks. The drama of the war in Syria is immediately appreciated in this picture.

The famous disappearance of a journalist at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey is reflected in a curious way, with a member of the security staff closing the doors of the building in front of dozens of television cameras.

We cannot forget the problem of immigrants and how they cross borders. An image of a girl on the border between Mexico and the United States while her father is arrested by the police perfectly reflects the suffering of thousands of people who are forced to leave their countries.

In short, if you have already scheduled your trip to Barcelona, do not hesitate and stay at La Rambla. You already have a perfect plan, to visit the World Press Photo.