Parliament is hosting the World Press Photo Exhibition again, in Edinburgh
during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in 2013. This has
now become an annual event at The Scottish Parliament, though I have only
occasionally mentioned it in the 'Edinburgh Today' pages on this site,
most recently in
This exhibition is run by World Press
Photo, founded in 1955, for professional
photographers. It will travel to 100 locations in 45 different
The photos in the
exhibition have been selected from over 103,000 photos submitted by 5,666 photographers in 124 countries.
There are about 130
photos in the exhibition, several in sets of 3, 4 or 5 photos, telling a
story - in many cases, harrowing stories of trouble and conflict around
the world. I found many of the images and captions to be
memorable, thought provoking and unsettling.