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Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of Congo; Oslo, Norway


Event Date:

February 10, 2011 | 4:30 PM EST TO 9:00 PM EST
Image by Helge Mikalsen
Image by Helge Mikalsen

Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of Congo
featuring photography by:
Lynsey Addario
Marcus Bleasdale
Ron Haviv
James Nachtwey

The photographs in this exhibition will be projected onto the exterior of the Nobel Peace Center building. Taken by Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Ron Haviv and James Nachtwey, the photographs tell the story of daily life in the Congo – political, economic, cultural, medical and personal. These images are at once gorgeously composed, highly aesthetic, and full of humanity. At the same time, many are painfully saturated with human grief and suffering.

The essays that accompany the photographs provide a deeper background with which to understand their context. They address a human-made humanitarian crisis. This is not a natural disaster; it is our disaster as a global community.

In Honor of Mother's Day
4:30-5:45 Panel Discussion
6:00-9:00 Projection on the Facade

Nobel Peace Center
at the City Hall Square
Brynjulf Bulls Plass 1, 0124
Oslo, Norway

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