Rwanda, 1994-2014: Seven Photographers

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 — Friday, June 6, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Fine Art Galleries

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Special Weekend Hours:
May 24: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
May 31: Noon - 4:00 p.m.


Rwanda, 1994-2014 brings together more than two dozen works by leading photographers and conceptual artists who were in Rwanda at the time of the genocide or else who have visited the nation since. Powerful images in black and white by Fazal Sheikh and Robert Lyons suggest insights into a broad spectrum of concerns from the 1990s: from representations of human cruelty, to images attesting to individuals’ determination to survive amidst scarcity, to acts of retribution and justice. Alfredo Jaar's installation Six Seconds deploys a single photograph taken in Rwanda to create a highly impactful experience. Other photographers who have returned to Rwanda in the two decades since 1994 form yet another critical dimension of this project. Large color prints by Paige Stoyer, Michal Safdie, Riccardo Gangale, and Vanessa Vick provide a nuanced view of the changes still taking place in Rwanda. Taken together, the photographic imagery displayed at USD reminds us of the significance of this humanitarian crisis, as well as its painful aftermath, and causes us to ponder the peacetime solutions at work within the region.

Additional programming related to this exhibition is also on view throughout campus, including:

Genocide in Rwanda: 1994, an exhibit of books and media about the genocide—including photographer Michele Zousmer’s recent images of Rwanda and its people. Learn more from the library’s subject guide. The exhibit will continue through June 16, 2014.

Photographs from Rwanda by John Rowe exhibited in the Hoehn Print Study Room, Founders 102, though June 6, 2014. For more information on the Hoehn Print Study Room, a University Galleries space, go to

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