World Press Photo 2018
From April 28-May 27, for yet another year, Barcelona will be one of the first cities to show the winning photographs of this prestigious photojournalism award.
For the 14th consecutive year, Barcelona becomes the photojournalism center of the world with the World Press Photo 2018 exhibition, which arrives the city with its 137 winning photos, selected from over 70,000 images submitted to the contest by 4,548 photographers from 125 countries. It’s an amazing opportunity to see pictures that travel the world with their power, their drama, their emotional charge, or through the message which they artfully deliver, and leave for us to interpret.
Among the photos on view will be that which won the World Press Photo of the year, taken by Venezuelan photographer Reinaldo Schemidt. The image captures a protester from his native country in flames after being hit by a Molotov cocktail. The Syrian Civil War, the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, and the first responders at the scene of the London terrorist attack are the protagonists of some of the contest’s most memorable images.
Organized by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, World Press Photo’s 2018 edition also features a complete program of parallel activities and guided tours that help shed light on the exhibition and allow viewers to reflect on their experience. Along those lines, visitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #verparaentender / #seetobelieve to show their unpublished, unfiltered, and unedited images, allowing us all to enrich our understanding and ongoing debate about the things happening in the world around us.