Scenes From A Genocide" At Fayerweather Gallery
26, 2001-- WHO:
Collins, U.Va. government major and photographer
Photo Exhibit: "Rwanda: Scenes from a Genocide"
Monday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 11
Reception, Friday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
Hotweather Gallery in Fayerweather Hall, Rugby Road
photographs of Rwanda on display in the University of Virginias
Fayerweather Hall tell the story of the countrys 1994 genocide
in which more than 800,000 people perished in only 100 days. Deemed
a tribal conflict by much of the western world, little
was done to stop the killing, and the Hutu majority successfully
waged a war of terror on their Tutsi minority compatriots.
years later the genocide is almost forgotten by most of the world.
Fourth-year foreign affairs major Ryann Collins spent the spring
semester of last year as an intern with the United Nations War Crimes
Tribunal for Rwanda prosecution team, which arrests and tries major
architects of the genocide in an internationally administered court.
Her research was funded by a Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant
and will be the subject of her honors thesis.
her time in Rwanda, Collins visited genocide sites, interviewed
witnesses for the trials and traveled extensively through the country.
Her photos give a glimpse not only of the devastation wreaked in
1994, but the aftermath Rwandans live with today.
McIntire Department of Art's Hotweather Gallery is open Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298