Friday, January 31, 2014

Patrick, 5 years old.

Patrick was only 5 years old when he was hacked to death by machete.
His favourite food was chips, meats and eggs. His best friend was his sister Alliane. He was normally a quiet well behaved boy. Rwanda, spring, 1994.
(The image is photographed at the Kigali Genocide Memorial)
Patrick Gashugi Shimirwa.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rwanda & Bosnia

I am at the moment working on a new project, this time it is in Rwanda. Next week, I am off to Kigali where I will be working on how it is today in Rwanda- Life after Genocide. In that context, I am working on some stories about Bosnia and Rwanda on life after genocide.

Over the past two years or so, I have visited Srebrenica multiple times in order to get a better picture on what happened there as well as what is going on today. For that, I am continuously editing and re-editionhg the material I have as well as preparing two new visits this year- in April and in July. The April visit will be about meeting people and make very personal portraits in a contextualised setting and the July visit will be to be part of the annual memorial ceremony that takes place in Potocari.

Rwanda on the other hand will mark their 20th anniversary of the genocide, that saw 1000000 people being killed in the space on 100 days, this April.
This boy is probably carrying his dad or another relative, as he caries the casket