Darfur: Photojournalists Respond


By Colin Finlay, Sven Torfinn, Pep Bonet, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario, Chris-Steele Perkins, Kadir van Lohuizen and Oliver Jobard


The exhibit “Darfur: Photojournalists Respond,” based on the book “Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan,” by Leora Kahn, features 30 photographs taken in Darfur by Colin Finlay, Sven Torfinn, Pep Bonet, Ron Haviv, Lynsey Addario, Chris-Steele Perkins, Kadir van Lohuizen and Oliver Jobard.

As World War II ended, the world beat its collective chest defiantly and proclaimed it would “never forget” the genocide of the Holocaust so that it could “never again” be repeated. The world – as history has proven – has a short memory. The Holocaust was not the world’s first genocide and it has not been the last.

Today, in the Darfur region of western Sudan, we face human suffering on a scale difficult to imagine. The photographers who have witnessed the atrocities first hand have taken unforgettable photographs that are a testimony to the individual human beings involved in the injustices occurring daily in Darfur. The photographs in this exhibit capture a conflict which has led to some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable. These abuses include systematic and wide-scale murder, rape, torture, abduction and displacement.

The images in the exhibit represent the reality of genocide. The people in the photographs are a reminder of life’s beauty and preciousness and dare viewers to answer the question, “How long can we go on saying ‘never again?’” It is time to allow the photographs not only to inform viewers but also inspire them to take action.

This exhibition is generously underwritten by Kempner Capital Management, Inc.; The Wortham Foundation, Inc.; BP America; and Marathon Oil Corporation, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.

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Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901. For more information, call 501-623-9947 or visit garland.lib.ar.us/ 9/10/2010 10/10/2010
Barness Family Jewish Community Center, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona, 85224. For more information, call 480-897-0588 or visit www.evjcc.org. 4/8/2010 4/30/2010
University Museum, Dimond Library, University of New Hampshire, 18 Library Way, Durham, New Hampshire, 03824. For more information, call 603-862-1081 or visit www.izaak.unh.edu/museum. 2/8/2010 3/6/2010
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie, Illinois 60077. For more information, visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org or call 847-967-4800. 8/13/2009 12/10/2009
Idaho Historical Museum, 610 North Julia Davis Drive, Boise, Idaho 83702-7695. For more information, call 208-334-2120 or visit http://www.idahohistory.net/museum.html. 6/1/2009 7/31/2009
Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, 4th Floor, Arkansas Union Bldg., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701. For more information, call 479-575-5255 or visit www.uark.edu/up/theArt.html. 3/15/2009 4/15/2009
Boston Public Library, Johnson Lobby, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, call 617-536-5400, ext. 2280 or visit www.bpl.org. 1/14/2009 3/11/2009
JFK High School, 50 Kennedy Drive, Plainview, New York 11808, For more information, call 516-937-6382. 10/1/2008 10/31/2008
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A young boy looks over the remains of his house after janjaweed Arab militias attacked the village. This boy
A young boy looks over the remains of his house after janjaweed Arab militias attacked the village. This boy A young boy looks over the remains of his house after janjaweed Arab militias attacked the village. This boy's family had to stay in the area because they had no animals to make the week-long journey to the border, and some members of the family were too old to walk. They hid for months, surviving on little food. With the area now under the control of the Sudanese Liberation Army they feel safer and have returned to the village. Courtesy, Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures
Young girls at a camp for internally displaced persons in Kass, Darfur. Courtesy, Ron Haviv/VII Photos
Young girls at a camp for internally displaced persons in Kass, Darfur. Courtesy, Ron Haviv/VII Photos
Women and malnourshed children at the Kalma camp for internally diplaced persons. Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures
Women and malnourshed children at the Kalma camp for internally diplaced persons. Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures Women and malnourshed children at the Kalma camp for internally diplaced persons. Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures
A young woman in the Kalma camp.Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures
A young woman in the Kalma camp.Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures
Darfur: Photojournalists Respond
 
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Content:
  • 3 banners
  • 27 framed photographs
  • Accompanying testimony panels
  • Introduction panel


  • Available for purchase: "Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan," published by powerHouse Books, in association with Amnesty International and Proof Media for Social Justice; edited by Leora Kahn

    Space requirement: 109 linear feet

    Fees: $1,000 for the first month, $500 for each additional month. Borrower bears all fees.

    Shipping: Holocaust Museum Houston is responsible for shipping arrangements. Borrower bears all shipping costs.

    Contact: Traveling Exhibits Coordinator at 713-942-8000 or travelingexhibits@hmh.org

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