World Press Photo to return to Holyrood

20.03.2016

A free exhibition featuring the best examples of photojournalism from across the globe is to go on display at the Scottish Parliament this summer.

The World Press Photo exhibition showcases some of the most moving and thought provoking images taken over the course of 2015. It will be on display at Holyrood from Wednesday 29 June to Saturday 23 July, entry is free. 

The exhibition will include the winning image by Australian, Warren Richardson, a powerful picture featuring refugees crossing through border fencing from Serbia into Hungary. 

Announcing the exhibition today, Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, said: 

“This outstanding exhibition highlights the contribution of photojournalism to news reporting throughout the world. 

“More than ever in this age of online and social media, photojournalism brings us stories quicker and with greater impact than any other medium. 

“World Press Photo has previously attracted visitors to the Parliament in their tens of thousands and I’m sure this year will be no different.” 

The World Press Photo exhibition features around 140 photographs from categories ranging from general news to sports, nature and people.

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