Eighteenth edition of the World Press Photo in which the photographs and multimedia pieces that have received this prestigious international photojournalism award are exhibited. In this photographic exhibition held at the CCCB you will find the photographs that deserved the award in the 2022 edition.
The exhibition is considered the most important worldwide in the field of photojournalism and stands out for the quality of its photographs, as well as for the debate and criticism generated by each exhibited work, without censorship or manipulation.
World Press Photo changes the model of its contest this year, and divides the world into six regions to ensure greater representation and diversity of authors and stories. In addition, they have eliminated the thematic limitations of previous editions and have created new categories focused on the format: Individual Photographs, Photographic Reports, Long-term Projects and Open Format.
Winners of the World Press Photo 2022
The global winners of this edition, selected from the 24 regional winners in each of the four categories of the new contest model, are the following:
- World Press Photo of the Year Award: Kamloops Residential School in Amber Bracken, Canada, for The New York Times.
- Award for Best Photo Report: Saving Forests with Fire by Matthew Abbott, Australia, for National Geographic/Panos Pictures.
- Award for Best Long-Term Project: Amazonian Dystopia by Lalo de Almeida, Brazil, for Folha de São Paulo/Panos Pictures.
- Award for the best open format work: Blood is a seed by Isadora Romero, Ecuador.
The Photographic Social Vision Foundation, organizer of the event, expands the exhibition with guided tours and other parallel activities with the aim of generating debate on the value and challenges of photojournalism, in addition to delving into the topics covered or suggested in the winning projects.
Visits on Sundays from 15:00 to 20:00 h are free of charge and must be pre-booked.