February 8 - March 6, 2010
A young boy looks over the remains of his house after “Janjaweed” militias attacked the village, by Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures
This exhibit featured the work of eight photographers whose photos are included in the book Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan.
Darfur: Photojournalists Respond opened Feb. 8 with remarks by special guests Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and Roger Winter. The opening addresses were hosted by UNH STAND, the student anti-genocide coalition, in DeMeritt Hall auditorium.
Gatkuoth was, in 2010, the head of mission for the Government of Southern Sudan Mission to the United States in Washington, DC, and served as the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement representative to the United States. Winter has worked on issues of peace, war, humanitarian assistance, civilian protection, and advocacy in Sudan for nearly three decades. Their remarks, titled "Sudan: Before and after 2011" framed the upcoming elections in Sudan.
Darfur: Photojournalists Respond was created in partnership with Proof: Media for Social Justice, Amnesty International, and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Leora Kahn edited the exhibit. The Holocaust Museum Houston organized the traveling exhibit. Cost for the local showing was underwritten by the UNH student activity fee, UNH Milne Special Collections, archives and museum, U.S. Art, and UNH STAND.