Photography Exhibit Illuminates Aftermath of Rwanda Genocide
Seattle University is proud to present “Intended Consequences,” a collection of stunning images by internationally renowned photographer Jonathan Torgovnik addressing the aftermath of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, during which more than 100,000 women were victims of rape and sexual violence. Today, women who had children as a result are subject to isolation and discrimination. Torgovnik made repeated visits to Rwanda to meet with these women and their children to document their heart-wrenching and inspiring stories. The images that have come out of these interactions are at the center of the exhibit, “Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape,” beginning March 31 at Seattle University.
“Intended Consequences” features 25 portraits of the women and their children, with accompanying testimonies that detail the daily challenges they face and the internal conflict stemming from raising a child born from violence. The exhibit emphasizes the crucial role of education in Rwanda, and the work being done by Foundation Rwanda to provide education and support to the children and mothers.
The exhibit is open to the public and will be on display in the Hedreen Gallery at the Lee Center for the Arts March 31 to May 29. A portion of the photographs will also be in the Kinsey Gallery in the Admissions and Alumni Building during this time.
The opening reception for the exhibit is March 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lee Center for the Arts. The Hedreen Gallery is open Wed.-Sat., 1:30-6:00 p.m. The Kinsey Gallery is open Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information about “Indended Consequences,” please contact Steve Galatro, Fine Arts Department at (206) 296-2244 or [email protected].