"A Tribute To Souls"

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    Title from _Shake Hands With The Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda_.

    Genocide Memorial.
    Nyamata, Rwanda.
    June, 2005.

    1994: Rwanda.
    Today: Darfur.

    What happened to "Never Again"?

    Links/Books on the Genocide in Darfur:
    spaces.msn.com/stopsudangenocide/ (fantastic)

    www.kukummi.org/frame.html (for high schoolers)
    www.passionofthepresent.org/ (outstanding)


    Gerard Prunier's Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide.

    Please visit www.flickr.com/photos/josephwenkoff/sets/72057594070852804/ for humanizing images of a genocidaire.

    Mother with Child Portraits from Rwanda By Kresta K.C. Venning Book Preview

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    1. LaserGuided 100 months ago | reply

      eerily beautiful.

    2. mandy dawn 100 months ago | reply

      amazing shot, very spooky.

    3. antipax 99 months ago | reply

      Sad protrait of mankind's worst...

    4. elfis gallery 96 months ago | reply

      a impressive photo and a text which make you silent and sad....

    5. uchelv 96 months ago | reply

      Lest we forget. Although sadly that won't stop genocide from happenin again

    6. madrigals 95 months ago | reply

      Beautiful, haunting pictures. I love *all* of your pictures.

    7. jsdart Julie Dermansky © 94 months ago | reply

      strong shot. never again- you can take images of that sign at genocide sites aroudn the world- as i have

    8. Jason Leslie Rogers [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Your picture is

      Please submit this photo to Falling Apart, a group of photographers exploring the areas of turmoil, entropy, and loss.

      Great use of negative space with the black up top. There were so many skulls to choose from, I'm glad you took your time and chose these three. Nice work.

      Found in a search. (?)

    9. rita banerji 85 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called INDEPENDENT (post1,award3), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Thank you for this series. How many times will we say 'Never Again?' -- that's the question.

    10. Brave Heart 83 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In A Row, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    11. Photographer_Rz 82 months ago | reply

      Haunting and incredibly moving

    12. Miss Melissa 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Significant, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    13. Ashlee Preen 80 months ago | reply

      This is so powerful.

    14. sadik. [deleted] 78 months ago | reply


    15. 11:19 [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cultures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Hoenen 72 months ago | reply

      Most of the victims were killed in their villages or in towns, often by their neighbors and fellow villagers. The militia members typically murdered their victims by hacking them with machetes, although some army units used rifles. The victims were often hiding in churches and school buildings, where Hutu gangs massacred them. Ordinary citizens were called on by local officials and government-sponsored radio to kill their neighbours and those who refused to kill were often killed themselves. "Either you took part in the massacres or you were massacred yourself." One such massacre occurred at Nyarubuye. On 12 April 1994, more than 1,500 Tutsis sought refuge in a Catholic church in Nyange, in then Kivumu commune. Local Interahamwe acting in concert with the priest and other local authorities then used bulldozers to knock down the church building.

      In another case, thousands sought refuge in Ecole Technique Officielle school in Kigali where Belgian UNAMIR soldiers were stationed. However, on 11 April 1994, Belgian soldiers withdrew from the school and members of the Rwandan armed forces and militia killed all the Tutsis who were hiding there.

      1,000,000 Dead within weeks, days - killed by their neighbours - dead children laying in their gardens.

      What a horror

      Read the full story here:


    17. like a fool 67 months ago | reply

      is so much pain in this world. yo create something beatiful and teach us whith this picture thank you

    18. Sam Stikeleather 61 months ago | reply

      Using your photo for a school project. Thanks for Sharing

    19. Ikè 47 months ago | reply

      Very poignant.

    20. TS446Photo 2 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Works well in B&W

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