07 April 2009

Rwanda ~ 100 Days

The Eyes of Gutete Emerita © Alfredo Jaar

Rwanda, 1994 - Survivor of Hutu death camp © James Nachtwey.

Zaire, 1994. Goma, near the border of Rwanda © Gilles Peress

Anastase Ntabareshya, Remera Prison, 1998 © Robert Lyons.

"This week marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the 100 days when a million mainly Tutsi Rwandans were killed in a systematic strategy that turned neighbours into killers." That reminder from The Guardian today in this story about one survivor of that genocide. Here I've lifted some work by just a few of the photographers who have sought to convey the horrors of the crimes. They serve as witnesses, chroniclers.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Stan B. said...

Thank you, Jim. Some things are not only beyond words, they're seemingly beyond human thought...

08 April, 2009 13:58  
Blogger Maria José Vitorino said...

After having seen Sometimes in Apritl, a moovie about Rwanda 1994 tragedy, I fully agree with this post, words and images. Thanks for sharing.

16 August, 2010 04:16  

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