Twenty :: Burundi

‘Twenty’ part 8 :: Burundi 1995

‘Twenty’ is an occasional series to mark the first twenty years of my work as a professional photographer.

A picture for a Sunday…  During the 1990’s I visited the Great Lakes region of central Africa three times, covering a small part of the destruction and chaos around the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.  In 1995 I visited the neighbouring country of Burundi, where there were similar, though not identical, tensions and violence between Tutsi and Hutu groups.

The partners Tearfund were working with (David Ndaruhutse and ARM) were working for peace and reconciliation between the different groups, and part of that was a march and rally through Bujumbura, calling for peace and forgiveness, not war.

Marching for peace, Bujumbura, 1995 :: copyright Tearfund

Photos: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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Marching for peace, Bujumbura, 1995 :: copyright Tearfund

Marching for peace, Bujumbura, 1995 :: copyright Tearfund

I’ve created a gallery of the images from ‘Twenty’ so they’re all in one place, as well as on these individual pages.

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

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