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
Darfur: Photojournalists Respond
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 fee
A young woman in the Kalma camp. Courtesy, Pep Bonet/Panos Pictures
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, the world is confronted with human suffering on a scale difficult to imagine.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed or forcibly displaced from their homes. 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 exhibit “Darfur: Photojournalists Respond” at Holocaust Museum Houston features 30 photographs from eight photographers, all of whom participated in the book “Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan,” created in partnership with Proof: Media for Social Justice, Amnesty International and Holocaust Museum Houston and edited by Leora Kahn.
This exhibition is generously underwritten by Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, L.L.P.; Bridgeway Foundation; Sterling Family Foundation; The Simmons Foundation; The Wortham Foundation; Nightingale Code Foundation; Paula Sperber Siegel; Mimi and Gary Wasserberg; and Mixed Emotions Fine Art; with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.