World Press Photo returns to Barcelona with images 'anticipating' today's challenges

Two Catalans among awardees in CCCB exhibition on until December 20

Visitors at CCCB's World Press Photo 2020 exhibition (by Pau Cortina)
Visitors at CCCB's World Press Photo 2020 exhibition (by Pau Cortina) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

November 17, 2020 01:11 PM

The annual World Press Photo exhibition is back in Barcelona once again for its 16th edition after being postponed last spring due to Covid-19. On from November 13 to December 20 in the Catalan capital's CCCB, the prestigious international photojournalism competition showcases the best images taken throughout 2019.

And although the selected photographs predate the current global pandemic, the curators claim they "visually anticipated" the challenges of today's world with, for example, depictions of the effects of climate change or the relationship between humans and animals.

There are two Barcelona natives among the winners: Ricardo García Vilanova, who won 3rd place for the General News category with a photo of a man in Baghdad helping another who became unconscious during a protest, and Ramon Espinosa, who also won 3rd place but for Spot News thanks to his picture of people wading through a flooded road in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

The exhibition, which usually costs €6, is free on Sundays from 3 pm but visits must be pre-booked. The winning photographs can also be viewed online via Filmin.