Major photo exhibit: peace in South Africa?

EDINBURGH & LONDON, August 1st, 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 (www.magnumphotos.com) 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 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.

The Just Festival is the largest inter-cultural festival of its kind in Britain. It runs from 2-26 August 2013, sponsored by the Scottish Government, the European Parliament and a range of educational, cultural and civic groups, including the beliefs and values think-tank Ekklesia.

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Notes to Editors

1. For more information on Insights of Peace, visit www.insightofpeace.org.uk or contact to Geoffrey Stevenson, g.stevensonATed.ac.uk

2. For more information on Just Festival, visit http://www.justjust.org and http://justfestivalnews.blogspot.com

3. Ekklesia is a sponsor of Just Festival. Our news, reporting and comment is aggregated at: www.ekklesia.co.uk/justfestival

4. Founded in 2001, Ekklesia examines politics, values and beliefs in a changing world, from a Christian perspective in dialogue with others. More information here: www.ekklesia.co.uk/about