World Press Photo Exhibition 2012
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The World Press Photo Award highlights the best press photography from around the world. This exhibition displays the short list on display in Edinburgh as part of a global tour.
The world’s premier photojournalism exhibition is on display at the Scottish Parliament from 5 to 28 July.
This year’s overall contest winner is Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda for his moving image of a woman holding her wounded son in her arms, following clashes in Yemen by demonstrators protesting against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in October 2011.
Representing a dramatic year of world events in 2011, see this photograph and others, from the Tsunami in Japan to Tuna fish in the Tonnarra, for the first time in the UK and in the only Parliament worldwide.
Award-winning images from 57 photographers representing 25 nationalities are featured, chosen by the World Press Photo jury from 101,254 that were originally submitted by 5,247 photographers.
Open Monday to Saturday, late opening Thursdays. Entry to the exhibition is free.
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Reviews & features
World Press Photo 2012 exhibition visits Edinburgh23 Jul 2012
A photo essay of the world, richly deserving of the term ‘definitive’
Once again returning to Edinburgh for its annual summer visit to coincide with the Festival of Politics, the World Press Photo exhibition is a source of marvel and inspiration, even those of us who keep in touch with the news. As well as collating most…