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Students set out to Parliament with Shots for Social Justice!

posted 5 Aug 2009, 02:16 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 5 Aug 2009, 02:19 ]
Photography students from Edinburgh’s Telford College will be displaying an exhibition of their work under the theme of ‘Social Justice’ at the Scottish Parliament from Saturday 8 August to Friday 14 August 2009.

The images on display at the exhibition provoke an array of social issues - from political power and freedom of speech, to homelessness and society’s attitude to those in need. The ‘Social Justice’ theme was set by sponsors of the exhibition, Edinburgh’s Trade Union Council in joint celebrations of 150 years of the Trade Union Council and 40 years of Edinburgh’s Telford College.

The exhibition will be on display at the Scottish Parliament at the same time as the world’s premier photojournalism exhibition, World Press Photo 09, which is part of the annual Festival of Politics and features winning photographs which powerfully documents people, places and situations from across the globe.

One of the student photographers whose work is featuring in the ‘Social Justice’ exhibition, Ian Miller (54) said;

”I’ve been interested in photography since my teens and being made redundant last year helped me focus my mind on something I enjoyed and could possibly make a career out of, so I enrolled on the HND Photography course at Edinburgh’s Telford College.

My images depict different aspects of ‘Social Justice’ that surround us every day with one set of images depicting our homeless situation and the unsung heroes and heroines who try to help the unfortunate in society today and another of my images showing the juxtaposition between our right to privacy, against our right to information, entwined with the red tape of bureaucracy.

I hope visitors coming along to the exhibitions will see for themselves the thought-provoking quality of work on display.”

The ‘Social Justice’ exhibition will be in Committee Room Three of the Scottish Parliament for one week only, from Saturday 8 August.