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2014 World Press Photo Exhibition in Belfast (18-23 Nov)

Belfast’s Elmwood Hall in Queen’s University will host the 57th World Press Photo Exhibition from Friday, 17th October until Saturday, 15th November

 The programme of special events, delivered in partnership with the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, is designed as a forum for learning more about topics that feature in this year’s exhibition. A full event programme is available below.

All special events are seated and have limited capacity. Subject to availability, tickets will be available at the door. The easiest way to secure your place however, is to book online.

All funds raised from the events programme will go to support the inspiring work of our charity partner, Tools for Solidarity.

Access for All Policy

We want the exhibition and the events to be open to all.

Tickets to special events are £5 each. If the ticket price for any of the special events is a real barrier to your participation, please email us and we will make tickets available to you.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, entry to the exhibition is free of charge between 9am and 11am. Outside of those hours, entry is £5 or £4 for seniors, students and unwaged.

There are two photo stories about Palestine in the exhibition about Palestine:

Gaza Blackout by Gianluca Panella
Gaza’s only power station closed in November, after it ran out of diesel. For years, supply from the Israeli grid had been intermittent, and electricity cuts due to fuel shortages had long been a daily occurrence. Torrential rain and severe flooding in Gaza in December led to even longer blackouts than usual. Alternative diesel supplies had previously been smuggled into Gaza from Egypt, through tunnels running under the frontier. But earlier in the year, the Egyptian military—which had overthrown a Muslim Brotherhood government sympathetic to Gaza’s Hamas rule—had closed most of the tunnels. In response to the flooding, Israel temporarily lifted its blockade and permitted an emergency supply of 450,000 liters of fuel, paid for by Qatar, into Gaza. The power station gradually resumed operation, but Gaza’s infrastructure remains inadequate to meet its energy needs.

Occupied Pleasures by Tanya Habjouqa:
More than four million people live in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, often in overcrowded or deprived conditions. People’s movements are circumscribed and the threat of violence never quite goes away. Yet although the challenges of conflict and occupation overhang everyday life, people are not solely focused on the difficulties of survival. (Video interview with Tanya)

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