Refugee Crises Past And Present By Magnum Photographers.
These are a sample of photographs to mark the Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary hosted by Amnesty International at London’s South Bank from 7th to 18th December 2016. 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 over 70 years from the 1940s in Greece, through the Second World War to Syria today. The exhibition is part of Amnesty’s I Welcome campaign, calling on the people of the UK to share responsibility in responding to the refugee crisis, by providing safe and legal routes for refugees to find sanctuary in the UK. 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. 2017 will be its 70th anniversary.
In 2015, UNHCR reported that global displacement hits record high: 65.3 million people were categorized as being forcibly displaced worldwide, of which 21.3 million are refugees and 10 million are stateless people. 33,972 people are forced to flee their homes every day. We have not got to 2016 yet!
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