The 2016 Festival Exhibition explored the issues surrounding migration, with a particular focus on media portrayals of the tens of millions of people being forced to flee their homes.

Every year, the STAND Festival brings award-winning photography and film to campuses across Ireland. The festival is run by students, for students, and is a great way to learn more about the burning issues shaping the world around us.  

The 2016 exhibition looks at the myths and misconceptions that abound about refugees, separating the fact from the fiction. It uses images from international photographers and data gathered by international agencies working at the coalface of the crisis to bring into focus the reality facing millions of people worldwide. It follows their path, from the homes they leave behind, to the perilous journeys they undertake to find safety, to the challenges facing them when they arrive, and their prospects for a brighter future.