World Press Photo


Seventeenth edition of the World Press Photo in which the photographs and multimedia pieces that are exhibited, have received this prestigious international award for photojournalism. This photo exhibition, held at the CCCB, presents the award winning images of the 2020 edition.

The exhibition is considered worldwide as the most important in the field of photojournalism and is known for the quality of their photographs, as well as the debate and criticism generated by each exposed work.

In the 2021 edition, four Spanish photographers are among the winners: Barcelona's Luis Tato, Basque Aitor Garmendia, Jaime Culebras from Extremadura and Claudia Reig Valera from Valencia. The Argentinean resident in Barcelona Pablo Tosco has also been awarded.

Winning photography and story of the World Press Photo 2021

The World Press Photo of the Year goes to “The First Embrace”, a photograph by Danish Mads Nissen for Politiken / Panos Pictures that shows the elderly Rosa Luzia Lunardi being hugged by nurse Adriana Silva da Costa Souza, in a nursing home in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2020.

The World Press Photo for the Graphic Report of the Year goes to “Habibi”, by the Italian Antonio Faccilongo for Getty Reportage, who tells us love stories in the context of the war between Israel and Palestine. The report shows the impact of the conflict on Palestinian families and their difficulties in preserving their reproductive rights and human dignity.

Parallel activities

The Photographic Social Vision Foundation, organizer of the event, enlarges the exhibition with guided online tours (through FILMIN) and other off activities with the aim of generating debate on the value and challenges of photojournalism, as well as delving into the topics discussed or suggested in the winning projects. An example of these activities is the free projection, on the big screen of the CCCB Hall, of the winning works of the Long Format and Short Format categories of the Digital Narrative Contest.

Visits on Sundays from 15:00 to 20:00 h are free of charge and must be pre-booked.