Preview: compelling photo insight into a changing South Africa

By Simon Barrow
July 30, 2013

Media representatives (press, broadcast and social media) are invited to attend a special opening and preview of an exhibition of work from internationally acclaimed Magnum photographer Ian Berry, focussing on South Africa under apartheid and beyond.

The opening, which will provide a unique insight into Berry’s work, takes place on Friday 2nd August from 4pm – 5.30pm at St John’s Church, Edinburgh (corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road). It is part of the innovative Just Festival 2013.

In Sight of Peace bears eloquent witness to South Africa’s extraordinary journey from segregation and inequality towards justice, peace and reconciliation.

Still moving and challenging today, these iconic images span the years from the 1960 Sharpeville massacre to the free election of President Nelson Mandela and the ‘Rainbow Nation’ reconstruction years.

The frailty of former President Mandela himself at present adds a particular poignancy to these outstanding photographs and images of personal struggle and social change.

Magnum Photos ( is a well known and highly regarded cooperative agency with offices in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York, founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa and others.

The exhibition will be open weekdays from 10:00 -14:00 in August | 8 15, 22 Aug • 18:00 – 22:00 | 4, 11, 18, 25 Aug • 10:00 – 14:00. St John’s Church hall, EH2 4BJ.

* RSVP for the opening and preview:

* For more information on Insights of Peace, visit or contact to Geoffrey Stevenson,

* For more information on Just Festival, visit and

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(c) Simon Barrow is co-director of Ekklesia, and also a press adviser for the 2013 Just Festival (formerly the Festival of Spirituality and Peace) from 2-26 August.

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