World Press Photo Exhibition 2012

5 - 28 July 2012: The Scottish Parliament Main Hall, Free Entry

Photographer Samuel Aranda of Spain won this year’s prestigious World Press Photo Award 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. His photograph and other award-winning images of world events were on display for the first time in the UK.

  • Vincent Boisot, France, for Le Figaro Magazine
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Vincent Boisot, France, for Le Figaro Magazine

  • Ship on land as a result of hurricane
    Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Niclas Hammarström, Sweden, for Aftonbladet
    Niclas Hammarström, Sweden, for Aftonbladet

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Remi Ochlik , France, IP3 Press
    Remi Ochlik , France, IP3 Press

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Jenny E. Ross, USA
    Jenny E. Ross, USA

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Rob Hornstra, The Netherlands, Institute for Artist Management
    Rob Hornstra, The Netherlands, Institute for Artist Management

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina
    Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Damir Sagolj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters
    Damir Sagolj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine
    Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Laerke Posselt, Denmark, for Politiken
    Laerke Posselt, Denmark, for Politiken

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse
    Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Tomasz Lazar, Poland
    Tomasz Lazar, Poland

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times

  • Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time

  • Ton Koene, the Netherlands, for De Volkskrant
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Ton Koene, the Netherlands, for De Volkskrant

  • Brent Stirton, South Africa, for National Geographic magazine
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Brent Stirton, South Africa, for National Geographic magazine

  • Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images
    Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, The Scottish Parliament Main Hall

  • Ray McManus, Ireland, for Sportsfile
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Ray McManus, Ireland, for Sportsfile

  • Alex Majoli, Italy, for Newsweek
    World Press Photo Exhibition 2012, Scottish Parliament Main Hall

    Alex Majoli, Italy, for Newsweek

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