Founded in 1955 by a group of Dutch photographers who believe “people deserve to see their world and express themselves freely,” the World Press Photo exhibition is now viewed by 4 million people every year and is widely considered to be the most important photojournalism exhibition in the world.
This year’s event marks the 59th edition and will be the 12th time it has been held in Barcelona. Taking over the CCCB, it will include audiovisual content, workshops and lectures as well as the 155 winning photos from their annual photography contest, which have been selected from no less than 8,951 photos by 5,775 photographers in 128 different countries.
Topics range from contemporary issues and general news to nature and sports, as well as the spot news category, which produced the Photo of the Year, Hope for a New Life by Australian photographer Warren Richardson. Get the most out of the exhibit on a guided tour, every Wednesday at 6:30pm.