World Press Photo Exhibition 2013

The World Press Photo exhibition can be viewed in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament from Tuesday 30 July to Sunday 25 August.

Swedish photographer Paul Hansen has been awarded the World Press Photo of the year. The winning image, Gaza Burial, shows a group of men carrying the bodies of two dead children through a street in Gaza City. They are being taken to a mosque for the burial ceremony while their father’s body is carried behind on a stretcher. Two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her three-year-old brother Muhammad were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike.  The picture was taken on 20 November 2012 in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories.

Mayu Mohanna, jury member from Peru, said of Paul Hansen’s winning picture: “The strength of the picture lies in the way it contrasts the anger and sorrow of the adults with the innocence of the children. It’s a picture I will not forget.”

Over 103,000 photographs were submitted by a total of 5,666 photographers representing 124 different nationalities.

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