Sixty Years, Six Lives Exhibition

June 01, 2012

An exhibition of photographs by Ian Berry (Magnum) to mark 60 years of the UN Refugee Convention, commissioned by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for Refugee Week 2012 is being showcased at Paisley Museum from Tuesday 19 June to Sunday 12 August.

Photographer Ian Berry is known worldwide for his arresting, evocative photos – and as a member of the celebrated cooperative, Magnum Photos. Magnum Photos was formed following the Second World War by pioneers of photo-journalism including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Today its photographers continue to chronicle the world and its people, with a powerful, individual vision. To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has partnered with Ian Berry and Magnum Photos to produce this exciting exhibition. Berry has photographed refugees around the UK, including Scotland, who came here seeking safety since the 1950s.

The exhibition will precede and run throughout Refugee Week 2012 (June 18-24). It is one of over 110 events that make up the programme for Refugee Week Scotland which celebrates the contributions refugees have made to the UK, and marks 60 years since the lifesaving UN Refugee Convention was created.

Sixty Years, Six Lives runs from Tuesday 19 June to Sunday 12 August. Admission is free and there is no need to book.

For further information on our events log onto www.renfrewshire.gov/museums or www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts.

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