"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

10.19.2008

names and faces

A fashion photographer named Rankin went to the Mugunga camp outside Goma to photograph some of the displaced people living there.


Here are their stories. And here's more information about the exhibition of the photos, running in London October 21 through December 21.

I love this, because it's a reminder that the victims of violent conflict aren't faceless Africans. They are people. They are mothers, grandfathers, chefs, and hunters who dragged their sewing machines, children, bows, and lives away when they had to run. Any one of us could be them, were it not for the accidents of birth and geography.

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