Tuesday, November 18, 2008

World Press Photo winners on exhibit at The Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona (CCCB)

Through 14 December CCCB is showing 185 winning photographs of the 2007 World Press Photo competition. The exposition collects the best photographs published in the press last year. This year's winning image of an American soldier resting in a bunker in Afganistan was taken by Briton Tim Hetherington.

The competition had over 5,000 works submitted by photographers from 125 countries. 177 Spanish photographers participated in the contest and four of those were awarded prizes: Emilio Morenatti, Miguel Riopa, Cristina García Rodero and Lorena Ros. (Lorena Ros is a Catalonian photojournalist who currently lives in New York City.)

The World Press Photo exhibition will travel to some 90 cities around the globe. Approximately two million people will have seen the exhibition by the time the tour ends.

Here is a link to 12 slides from the exhibition: World Press Photo montage.

Here is a link to the CCCB website's page about the exhibition: World Press Photo 2007 International professional photojournalism exhibition.

C/ Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona
Tel: 93 306 41 00
Admission: 4.50 (Free admission on the first Wednesday of each month. If you have a Barcelona library card, entry is free between 11am and 14pm daily.)

Chao amig@s,


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