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iWelcome Exhibition

June 25, 2017 - July 2, 2017

This week we’re delighted to host I Welcome, an exhibition of powerful photos from Amnesty International and Magnum Photos, in the Undercroft Café.

First shown on London’s South Bank, the exhibition explores the experiences of those uprooted by conflict and persecution over 70 years since the Second World War. From 1940s Greece to Syria today, the 30 striking pictures from Magnum photographers show the reasons why people are forced to flee, the challenges they face on their journeys to safety and what happens when they make it.

The exhibition is part of Amnesty’s I Welcome campaign, calling on the UK to share responsibility in responding to the refugee crisis, including by providing safe and legal routes for refugees to find sanctuary here. The campaign also highlights the many acts of welcome and solidarity towards refugees from local communities across the country.

Magnum was founded in 1947 by photographers Robert Capa, David ‘Chim’ Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger, who had all covered the Second World War.

 

You can view the exhibition when the Undercroft Café is open – 10am-2pm Monday-Friday.

 

 

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Start:
June 25, 2017
End:
July 2, 2017
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St Andrew’s and St George’s West
Phone:
0131 225 3847
Website:
www.stagw.org.uk

Venue

St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 225 3847
Website:
http://www.stagw.org.uk