World Press Photo 2017 Barcelona
Exhibition 2018 from April 28th
World Press Photo is considered the most important photojournalism exhibition in the world, both for the quality of the photographs and the debate it generates on the issues it addresses. The exhibition is the result of an international competition organized annually by the foundation of the same name and aimed at fostering a better understanding of the world through high-quality press photography.
Since 2005, as a partner of World Press Photo, Photographic Social Vision has organized the exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, programming audiovisual content, guided tours, workshops, and lectures alongside the exhibit of the winning images, allowing visitors to experience photojournalism in depth. The archive that has been put together out of the exhibitions not only constitutes a registry of recent world history but also a display window onto different documentary genres and styles of visual narrative. It is one of the photography events that attracts most visitors in the city, with a record-breaking total of more than 56.400 visits during the most recent month-long exhibition in 2016.
Once again this year, we’re offering visits to the exhibition guided by an expert in the analysis of visual language, who’ll explain tools to help us interpret and understand the images in their full depth and the nature of World Press Photo. In this way, visitors can extend their knowledge of current affairs through documentary photography and get to know the critical viewpoint of independent information sources.
Tuesdays at 18:30 h (in catalan)
Wednesdays at 18:30 h
Fridays at 14:00 h
BEYOND IMAGES: PROTECTING NATURE PICTURE BY PICTURE
April 29, 18:30 h at Auditori CCCB
Jaime Rojo’s presentation of his protography and conservation projects. The photographer has been awarded with the 3rd prize in Nature category (Singles) and his work is characterized by the constant search of balance between aesthetics and ecological activism (seating is limited to 190 people)
TRAVEL THE WORLD THROUGH UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
8th May 11.30-13.30h at the Auditori CCCB
Francis Pérez, the winner of the 1st prize in Nature category (singles) will share his photographic experience through his images, including the warded one. With him, we’ll have the opportunity to dive into anectodes, useful advice and specific technical information on underwater photography.
The activity is organized by Canon España and Photographic Social Vision. Seats must be booked at email@example.com
Free entrance but limited seats!
DIGITAL STORYTELLING CONTEST SCREENINGS
May 17, 19 h at Hall CCCB
Open screening of the works of the Long and Short Format categories of the Digital Storytelling Contest.
ACTIVITIES FOR PROFESSIONALS
Trained in sociology and a working as actively working as a journalist, he has been awarded with the 2nd prize in General News category (Singles). Most of his work focuses on the connection between the main reasons and living conditions that drive migrants leave their countries, migratory routes and migrants’ life in their destination coutries.
PHOTOGRAPHY AS A BUSINESS
Marketing tools for photographers
May 18, from 9 to 19 h at Aula 1 CCCB
Price: 150 € (125 € for #sociosphotographic)
Immersive working day with photoconsultant and independent curator Marc Prüst to know the bases of photography business. The program will go through basic skills such as defining brand values, drawing a market map and identifying audience and clients, combined with introductions to various business models available to working photographers.
More details and submissions here!
GROUP GUIDED TOURS TO WORLD PRESS PHOTO
Price: 10 € / person. For groups from 10 to 40 people.
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.