"World Press Photo 2022" at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (CCCB)

"World Press Photo 2022" at the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (CCCB)
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For the eighteenth consecutive year, the Photographic Social Vision Foundation is organizing the World Press Photo 2022 exhibition at the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Center (CCCB). The exhibition, which can be visited from November 4 to December 11 – extending the opening period by one week – shows the winning projects in 2022 of the World Press Photo, the most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world.

The World Press Photo 2022 exhibition in Barcelona, through the educational area of the Photographic Foundation, extends the program of face-to-face guided visits to the general public - this year also on weekends -, to companies - behind closed doors - and to centers educational institutions - which have shown great interest and have already reserved the vast majority of available places.

As a parallel activity to the exhibition, the debate "Photojournalism in the Ukrainian war" will be held, with the photojournalists Santi Palacios, Oksana Parafeniuk and Ricardo García Vilanova. It is organized by Doctors Without Borders with the collaboration of the Photographic Foundation and the CCCB. The activity, free with prior reservation, will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the CCCB.

Indigenous communities, traditional cultures and identity issues are the main themes in an edition that has broadened the scope of its global outlook, alongside other major recurring themes such as the environmental crisis, war conflicts and citizen protests, which also show the photographs of World Press Photo 2022

Amber Bracken's Photo of the Year honors the Indigenous children who died at the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia; the Graphic Report of the Year, by Matthew Abbott, portrays the controlled burning of weeds to prevent bushfires by indigenous Australians; the Long Term Project, by Lalo de Almeida, is witness to the devastation of the Brazilian Amazon that has accelerated coinciding with the regressive environmental policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, and the Open Format, by Isadora Romero, questions the loss of ancestral knowledge.

The most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world changes its strategy and opts for a new territorial model, dividing the world into 6 regions, to ensure greater representation and diversity of authors and stories, and eliminates thematic categories, focusing in the format: Individual Photographs, Photo Reports, Long Term Projects and Open Format.

Pictured: Kamloops Residential School. © Amber Bracken, for The New York Times

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