17 Jul 2019

World Press Photo Exhibition

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:18 pm on 17 July 2019

Photo exhibitions are wonderful places, if you're into that sort of stuff.

But lots of adults these days exist on a visual diet of smartphones and instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and ironic memes.

And so rises an interesting existential question: has the digital world dulled the primal joy of beautiful photographs seen in person?

Metro Magazine's digital editor Tess Nichol's written a fantastic piece exploring that very question and joins us to chat about it

American photographer Steve McCurry's iconic photo 'Afghan Girl', taken of Sharbat Gula in 1985, is displayed at an exhibition in Turkey in 2015.

American photographer Steve McCurry's iconic photo 'Afghan Girl', taken of Sharbat Gula in 1985, is displayed at an exhibition in Turkey in 2015. Photo: AFP

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