Truro’s All Saints Church has exhibited a series of photographs in support of Refugee Week. Refugee week, which ran from the 19th to the 25th of June, is a nationwide acknowledgement of refugee’s contribution to the United Kingdom.

The exhibition is curated by Amnesty International, as part of the I Welcome campaign, which calls upon the UK to share responsibility in responding to the refugee crisis.

The I Welcome exhibition uses Magnum Photos to highlight the worldwide refugee crisis.  The exhibition consists of 27 images that look at a history of refugees, rather than focusing solely on the current refugee crisis.

More information about the exhibition is available here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/i-welcome-photo-exhibition-0

Additional reporting by Harry Adams and Hannah Newton
Filmed & Edited by Greg McKinney

 

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