Cool temperatures and crisp mornings have descended on Barcelona.
With the coming of fall, the city is alive with a variety of cultural events this November. Take a read below to discover some of the most interesting things you can do in Barcelona in November.
World Press Photo 2014: Barcelona
The finest examples of photojournalism in the world are on display at the 57th annual World Press Photo exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona’s contemporary art museum.
The exhibition is in Barcelona until the first week of December. It features winning photographs from the World Press Photo contest which took place this past year.
A panel of judges selected winning photographs for nine different categories. There are 53 winners from 25 nationalities.
Photographer John Stanmeyer won the World Press Photo of the Year award for his photograph of African migrants standing on a Djibouti beach holding their phones up in the air to capture cheap cell phone signals from Ethiopia.
Judge Jillian Edelstein said the photo “opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity, It’s a very sophisticated, powerfully nuanced image. It is subtly done, so poetic, yet instilled with meaning, conveying issues of great gravity and concern in the world today.”
The exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Entrance to the event is 6€ for the exhibit and is free for visitors 16-years-old and younger.
Picasso Museum: David Douglas Duncan
Duncan was a photographer who capture through photographs the life of famed Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. Duncan’s first photo exhibit at the Picasso Museum took place as part of a celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary. The museum only exhibited half of Duncan’s works. This year, the artist decided to donate the second half of his Picasso collection to the museum.
Duncan, a war photojournalist, first met Picasso in 1956. According to the Picasso Museum’s website, that first meeting sparked a friendship.
“The encounter marked the beginning of a warm-hearted friendship between Duncan and Picasso that would last until the artist’s death in 1973,” the website reads. “Their relationship was captured in Duncan’s photographs, especially those produced between 1956 and 1962, which give us a glimpse of Picasso’s life and artistic processes as seen through the eyes of a friend.”
Of particular interest is the way the museum has displayed photos of Picasso painting works alongside the actual paintings he was working on.
The experience is one you should not miss, particularly because the exhibition gives us a glimpse into the daily life of one of the world’s most famous artists.
The photo exhibit is part of the overall museum collection and therefore is available to view during the museum’s normal business hours. The museum is free after 3 p.m. every Sunday.