Human Rights Human Wrongs

Photojournalistic prints are used to explore how images have helped promote the case for human rights.

More than 200 original press pictures drawn from the Black Star agency’s collection feature in this exhibition documenting photo reportage of international conflict. Beginning in 1945 and spanning up to the early 90s it examines political upheavals, struggles against racism and colonisation and experiences of living through war.

Included are images capturing the civil rights movement in the US, famine and fighting in Biafra and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Venue details

The Photographers' Gallery The Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LW 020 7087 9300

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 6pm (Thu until 8pm, Sun from 11.30am)

What the critics say


"It will make you think again about human rights and human wrongs and photography’s tricky role in reflecting – and sometimes distinguishing between – the two"