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Never Again: Photography Exhibit by Boniface Mwangi

Event Start DateTuesday, October 30, 2012 – Friday, February 15, 2013
Fine Arts Galleries, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
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Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

About the exhibit:

Picha Mtaani, Swahili for “street exhibition,” is a youth-led peace initiative that seeks to establish a creative space for young people to heal and reconcile following Kenya’s worst election violence on record. The title of this exhibition, “Never Again,” is a call to action, challenging men and women of goodwill to remain vigilant and to demand accountability as a way to secure their peaceful future.

Through the mostly unpublished images in this collection, Picha Mtaani presents the unvarnished truth about a moment of madness when neighbor turned against neighbor, leading to mass killings, countless injuries, and large-scale displacement. Most importantly, they remind us that what is most needed in Kenya is a resolution of the grievances that trigged the electoral violence in the first place. To preview these images online, please visit their website.

About the photographer:

An award-winning and world-renowned Kenyan photographer, Boniface Mwangi became the eye of Kenyans during the 2007-2008 post-election violence. Risking his life, he photographed the atrocities that his fellow Kenyans inflicted on one another. In 2009, the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, commended Mwangi for his important work. In a letter to him she stated, “Your photography is absolutely stunning and tells an important and powerful story for the world to hear.”


Visiting the exhibit: The exhibit is held in the Fine Art Galleries in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ). If you are visitor to campus, please stop by the kiosk at the west entrance and procure a visitor parking pass. You may then park in any of the white lined spaces on campus, including the garage located under the IPJ. You may also park in the West Lot at the bottom of the hill nearest the kiosk and take the complimentary shuttle to the first stop at the top of the hill, just in front of the IPJ.

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