World Press Photo 2018 Barcelona

28th april > 27th may 2018


CCCB, Barcelona

World Press Photo is considered the most important photojournalism exhibition in the world, both for the quality of the photographs as well as the debate it generates.

The 2018 edition in Barcelona closed on Sunday 27 May with a great success in terms of attendance: more than 51,000 visitors enjoyed the 137 most impressive photographs of international photojournalism and the winning entries in the Digital Narrative Competition.

As every year, Photographic Social Vision was responsible for the organization of the exhibition, which also offers guided tours to school groups and companies. The guided tours were attended by a record 130 groups (35% more than in the previous edition). The visits are an opportunity to understand the photographic stories and images present in the exhibition in all its depth.

This year the inauguration was attended by Ronaldo Schemidt, whose photograph “Venezuela Crisis” was the winner of the World Press Photo of the year, as well as Juan Barreto, winner of the third prize in the category of “Spot News” and Javier Arcenillas, national photographer who won the third prize with “Latidoamerica” in the category “Long Term Projects”. Representing the winning entries in the Digital Storytelling Competition, Max Duncan, winner of first prize in the Long Format category, presented his work “Down from the Mountains” at the CCCB. All the winning videos were shown to the city’s public, not only at the CCCB but also at various civic centres and libraries in Barcelona and for free.

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Images of this year's edition





Winning Documentaries of the Digital Narrative Contest

Open and free sessions in which the awarded documentaries are projected in the Short Format and Long Format categories.



Short Format

First prize: “Duterte’s Hell” by Aaron Goodman

Second prize: “Underground” by Valery Melnikov
Third prize: “The March of the Great White Bear” by Sheng-Wen Lo

Long Format

First prize: “Down from the Mountains” by Max Duncan

Second prize: “I have a Message for you” by Lindsay Crouse
Third prize: “10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre” by Malachy Browne.

Screening dates

2 may 2018: Esquerra de l’Eixample – Agustí Centelles Library

10 may 2018: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona CCCB

16 may 2018: Centre Cultural Albareda

17 may 2018: Centre Cívic Baró de Viver

22 may 2018: Centre Cívic Can Clariana Cultural

23 may 2018: Teatro de Sarrià


The total duration approx. is 1h 15′.



A solas con WPP



Avoid long queues and enjoy a guided visit with one of the managers of Photographic Social Vision, providing tools for understanding and interpreting images in depth – as highlighting the impact of photography on the individual and the environment.