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Cheka Kidogo expo portraits

This is just one of some 30 of Rankin's great portraits, set in exhibition panels I created for the Cheka Kidogo exhibition.


BBC report:


Cheka kidogo means ‘laugh a little’ in Swahili.


And surprisingly, people still are – even though they are living in the midst of one of the world’s deadliest civil wars, which has already killed five million people, and made more than one million homeless.


World-renowned portrait photographer Rankin travelled with Oxfam to a refugee camp near Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the heart of this generally unreported conflict.


The result is a stunning series of pictures. They capture the resilience of the people who live there, despite the daily threat of violence and rape they face. These portraits show people’s true personalities, and highlight their humanity, their strength, and their hope for the future.


Don’t miss this chance to view these remarkable photographs!


A photography exhibition by Rankin

Outside the National Theatre

South Bank, London

21 October to 21 December 2008


Also read an interview with Rankin in Marie Claire magazine.


Iyou would like to know more about what Oxfam in doing in the DRC visit:

- or to help, vist:


Graphic Design: Christian Guthier

Exhibition display: Standard8

Photography: Rankin


Also see:


The Guardian:

Sky News:


The Northern Echo:



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Uploaded on October 20, 2008