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THE EXHIBITION WORLD PRESS PHOTO RFH, LONDON

NEIL HALLIGAN

25, journalist, Ireland

"It certainly makes you aware of what is going on in the world, rather than concentrating on your own area or country. The images here are striking. Some of the sports pictures I have seen in the national papers, but a lot of the images struck me as amazing."

PHILIP JAMES

42, photographer, London

"The images that stand out most were of the New York prostitute. It really told the story of that kind of desolation and survival. I think a lot of the pictures just happen to catch a moment in time and are quite effective. But some of them seem a little more staged. I tend to look at the staged images with scepticism, because I am aware they might not tell the full story."

ELISA KREY

25, photographer, London

"To have all these images in one gallery is amazing. It is inspiring to come and look at other people's work; how they have told the story in a single shot. I love documentary shots that tell me about something rather than shots that are set up. I prefer to see things how they are."

MAGNUS RUNE

20, shop assistant, Sweden

"There is a lot of violence at the moment. The images of Albania are really horrifying, the pure rage. It tells you something you wouldn't get on the news. When you hear the news you don't get how people think and how they feel, you just get the facts. I think it is very important to show this, although it is horrifying. You get the more human side."

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