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Photojournalistic prints are used to explore how images have helped promote the case for human rights.

More than 200 original press pictures drawn from the Black Star agency’s collection feature in this exhibition documenting photo reportage of international conflict. Beginning in 1945 and spanning up to the early 90s it examines political upheavals, struggles against racism and colonisation and experiences of living through war.

Included are images capturing the civil rights movement in the US, famine and fighting in Biafra and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

The Photographers' Gallery

16-18 Ramillies Street, London, Greater London, W1F 7LW

020 7087 9300


Opening times

Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday: 10.00 - 18.00

Thursday Lates: 10.00 - 20.00

Friday Lates: 10.00 - 20.00

Saturday: 10.00 - 18.00

Sunday: 11.00 - 18.00

Please note, the Gallery will be closed from and including Friday 24 Dec 2021 and re-open on Tue 4 Jan 2022. On Friday 10 Dec 2021, the Gallery will be closed to the public from 6pm.

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