The annual World Press Photo exhibition tour is the most popular travelling photo event in the world, and it arrives in Barcelona in November. Containing the 130 winning photos of the prestigious international photojournalism award, the exhibition visits more than 100 cities in 45 countries over the course of a year. The award is run by a non-profit foundation that seeks to inspire understanding of the world through photography.
5,754 photographers from 123 different countries participated in the 2013 World Press Photo Contest and a total of 98,671 images were received and classified into nine different categories, including Portraits, Nature, Daily Life and News and Documentary. The overall winner of the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 is a photograph by American photographer John Stanmeyer. The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. The picture, which was shot for National Geographic, also won first prize in the Contemporary Issues category.
You can find out more about all the winning photos at www.worldpressphoto.org.
For tickets and more information, go to the CCCB website.