Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rwanda: Commemoration- 20 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, Bisesero, April 7th 2014.

On the evening of April 7th 2014, the local guys prepared for the end of the first day of the 20th commemoration of the
Genocide against the Tutsi. Bisesero is a small village the mountains near Lake Kivu.
#genocide #neveragain #photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #ronorp #keystone #photobastei #reverienrurangwa #ibuka #100days #ronorp‪ #‎rwanda‬ ‪#‎bisesero‬ #genocide ‪#‎22years‬

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jane Richard Philips

In January, I met and photograph Jane Richard Philips at her home and stables in Torino, Italy. La Madonna stable is amazing- around one hundred horses- and now also run riding lessons for all levels of horse riding. More to come on the Longines Ambassador later. The story is available now in Revolution Magazine.
Longines Ambassador and Champion horse rider, Jane Richard Philips at her stables in Torino, Italy.
Jane runs riding classes for people at different levels of riding at her impressive stable "La Madonna" just outside Torino.
#reportage #photography #photojournalism #torino #lamadonnina #watch #nikon #documentary #horses #janerichardphilips #longines #italy #switzerland #revolutionmag

April 2nd- World Autism Awareness Day.

Earlier this month, Edus, an organisation that helps to educate children with learning issues, weather slow or fast, helped mark the World Autism Awareness Day in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A concert where the children performed was held in the famous Sarajevo library. The library was badly damaged during the war in the early 1990's and has now reopened after a complete transformation to its former glory. For the evening, the front of the "City Hall" as it now being referred to as, was lit up in blue. 
Sarajevo City Hall lit up in blue for the World Autism Awareness Day 
‪#‎genocide‬ ‪#‎neveragain‬ ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎documentary‬‪ #‎photojournalism‬ ‪#‎reportage‬ ‪#‎webster‬ ‪#‎nikonpro‬ ‪#‎marsmira‬ ‪#‎bosnia‬ ‪#‎srebrenica‬ ‪#‎websteruniversity‬ ‪#‎srebrenica2015‬ ‪#‎keystone‬ ‪#‎lifeaftergenocide‬ #mothersofsrebrenica #edus #sarajevo #sarajevocityhall #autism #blue


Sunday, April 10, 2016

22nd Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, organised by Ibuka Suisse.

Yesterday, Saturday April 9th, was the day when Ibuka Suisse commemorated the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration was in Geneva- it was a nice ceremonial event where people came and spent time commemorating what happened in April- June 1994 in Rwanda.- It was also a time to meet new people and to experience some Rwandan traditions.
Dr. Michel Gakuba, President of Ibuka Suisse made the opening speech at the 22nd. Commemoration of the Genocide agains the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Mr. Phillippe Brewaeys, Belgian journalist and writer, presented his book "Rwanda 1994: Noir et Blancs; Traqueurs de génocidaires et Sur les traces des tueurs rwandais.
The traditional lighting of the candles is a symbolic act in memories of those who lost their lives.
The Ambassador of Rwanda in Switzerland, Dr. François-Xavier Ngarambe, participated in the Commemoration and delivered a message to those who were there.
#genocide #neveragain #photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro  #keystone #reverienrurangwa #ibuka‪ #‎rwanda‬ ‪#kwibuka #genocide ‪#‎22years‬

Friday, April 08, 2016

The Children

The children running to our car upon arriving in Bisesero on April 7th, 2014.
Spending the 20th commemoration in the little village of Bisesero, witnessing the local population commemorating the death of around 50000 people was a moving experience, to say the least. But- the uplifting part of the day, was meeting the children. The spirit was hight, and it really shows how important it is that the investment for the future should be focused on the children. This post is simply about sharing a few souvenirs from the moment we arrived.
The Bisesero Memorial can be seen in the background.
#genocide #neveragain #photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #ronorp #keystone #photobastei #reverienrurangwa #ibuka #100days #ronorp‪ #‎rwanda‬ ‪#‎bisesero‬ #genocide ‪#‎22years‬

Bisesero Reburial.

During the visit and the stay in Bisesero, we got to see how all victims of the genocide in 1994 were reburied into a larger memorial grave. That was, all 50000 who were killed just in the village of Bisesero. All remains were buried into the memorial grave during the commemoration period which lasted for 100 days.
Mucyo, a survivor of the genocide, lost a leg during the war. Here, he takes time to show us how the memorial in Bisesero is designed to be functional as well as a place to use by the survivors in this small community. April 7th, 2014.
Remains were cleaned before placed into caskets. 
#genocide #neveragain #photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #ronorp #keystone #photobastei #reverienrurangwa #ibuka #100days #ronorp‪ #‎rwanda‬ ‪#‎bisesero‬ #genocide ‪#‎22years‬

Thursday, April 07, 2016

22 Years Ago.

Today, April 7th, marks 22 years since the Genocide Against the Tutsi started in Rwanda. During the following 100 Days, over 1 Million people were brutally murdered. 2 years ago, I spent the 20th Commemoration with the people in Bisesero- and experience I will never forget.
During my visit to Bisesero, I got to see the process of budding the victims
of the genocide into the memorial grave- all 50000.
#genocide #neveragain #photography #documentary #photojournalism #reportage #webster #nikonpro #ronorp #keystone #photobastei #reverienrurangwa #ibuka #100days #ronorp

Monday, April 04, 2016