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World Press Photo

A collection of award-winning press photography from around the world.

About the exhibition

The World Press Photo exhibition will be on display at the Parliament from Thursday 28 July through to Saturday 27 August. Entry is free.

Showcasing over 120 images illustrating some of the major issues facing the world today. From the effects of the climate crisis to civil rights movements, access to education and preserving indigenous practices and identities.

What to expect

World Press Photo is about connecting you to the stories that matter.

Featuring powerful photojournalism and documentary photography, here are just a few stories of what you can expect to see and learn more about:

In Egypt, Seliman manages an eco-lodge in the valley with his cousins. Because of COVID-19 the eco-lodge had fewer guests, so Seliman redirected his focus on the family garden. Taken by Rehab Eldalil.


Police agents arrest a man while his wife and family resist, during evictions of people from the San Isidro settlement, in Puerto Caldas, Risaralda, Colombia, taken by Vladimir Encina.


Women make camouflage gear for snipers, at the Novy Mariupol Center, an organisation that collects equipment for Ukrainian soldiers, in Mariupol, Ukraine, taken by Guillaume Herbaut.


About World Press Photo

World Press Photo exists to celebrate and champion photojournalism and documentary photography.

This year the winners were chosen out of over 64,000 photographs and open format entries, by over 4,000 photographers from 130 countries.

The Parliament has been the one of the only UK venues to host this global exhibition since 2006.

More information

Plan your visit

For opening times, parking information and more, go to our plan your visit page.

Don't forget to stop at our shop and café during your visit!

Accessibility

The exhibition is held in the main hall, which has level access throughout.

More about accessibility

Visitor guidelines

For all visits, please:

  • remember that this is a working Parliamentary building
  • obey all instructions from Parliamentary officials
  • keep all bags with you or place them in the baggage store or public lockers
  • do not display banners, flags or political slogans, including on clothing and accessories
  • do not smoke in the building
  • do not eat or drink, except in the café
  • return your “Visitor” lanyard and pass, when leaving
  • collect any items retained by Security as you go out

Days and times

28 July to 27 August 2022

Monday to Saturday

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Price

Free

Monday to Friday

(Art collection)

You can come in and view our art collection any time the building is open.

Monday to Friday

(More information)

Learn about one of the youngest parliaments in the world and explore Scotland’s fascinating political history in this year-round exhibition.

11 to 13 August 2022

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The annual festival brings together academics, writers, policymakers, business people and politicians to debate important issues in society.