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Surviving the Peace: A photographic journey from conflict to recovery



MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation clearing the remnants of conflict for the benefits of communities worldwide. MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for its work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which culminated in the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty – the international agreement that bans anti-personnel landmines, sometimes referred to as the Ottawa Convention.

Set in 14 countries around the world, this new exhibition tells the story of the struggles and triumphs faced by survivors as they emerge from war and begin battling a new set of challenges in the aftermath of violence.

These powerful images, captured by Sean Sutton, document the conflicts that have scarred our recent history and the impact they have had on the lives of many men, women and children around the world.

Sean Sutton is an award-winning photojournalist who has travelled from Kosovo to Sri Lanka and Iraq, Lebanon and Sudan, recording the impact of landmines for more than 20 years. He has worked for MAG since 1997.

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Did you know?

Too hot to handle

Before the Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world was the Mars pistol. It was so powerful that, during testing in 1906, the Royal Navy vowed never to fire it again.