Scots duo host Iraqi photography exhibition

A PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition – about life for ordinary Iraqis who have fled their country since its invasion by US armed forces, backed by the UK, five years ago – is being launched by a former Herald photographer.

Commissioned by the Scottish Refugee Council, Angela Catlin travelled to Syria, which is said to have become home, along with neighbouring Jordan, to some two million displaced Iraqis.

The words accompanying the exhibition are by Billy Briggs, who last week finished runner-up in media awards being organised by the Scottish division of Amnesty International.

Says Briggs: “Angela and I both took voluntary redundancy from The Herald at the same time, two years ago, to work together and to focus mainly on human rights.”

The exhibition is being staged as part of Refugee Week in Scotland, taking place next week. Catlin and Briggs are both up for an award at media awards being held, UK-wide, by Amnesty next week.

The exhibition is being launched tomorrow evening at Glasgow’s St Mungos Museum.