The Crisis in Darfur
Over 300,000 people from the Fur, Massaleit, and Zaghawa tribes, among others, have been killed or injured in the Darfur region of western Sudan and in the neighboring country of Chad between 2003 and 2006. Their children are dying, their cultures are being erased, and the killing continues.
Darfur/Darfur is a traveling exhibition of digitally projected images that tells two interwoven stories: of the peoples’ rich cultural traditions, and of the horrors of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The exhibition draws on the work of eight photographers who have documented this crisis: former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv, Paolo Pellegrin, Ryan Spencer Reed, and Michal Sadfie. Accompanied by Sudanese-inspired music, the eight-minute program of changing images will be projected on the north façade of The Field Museum each night from October 7 through October 12, between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00pm.In addition, the exhibit will be hosted inside the Field Museum from 10:00am-4:00pm and at fourteen other locations in Chicago including the DuSable Museum, and multiple community, arts, and faith based congregations.To find out more about the crisis in Darfur visit darfurdarfur.org.