Olaf Heine's Photography Project on Rwandan Women

© Olaf Heine

Rwandan Daughters

Rwandan Daughters
Photographs by Olaf Heine

ISBN 978-3-7757-4547-5
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Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on April 7, 2019, photographer Olaf Heine has portrayed Rwandan women and their daughters. Hatje Cantz will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book for their support.

Nearly a million people were victims of the genocide in 1994, and around 250,000 women were raped. Today, victims and perpetrators live next door to each other. For Rwandan Daughters, Olaf Heine has created portraits of these women and the children who were products of these crimes: side by side at the crime sites, from a respectful distance, with a straightforward perspective. Heine’s photos show us the courage, strength, hope, dignity, and optimism radiating from these women, despite the suffering they have endured.

Besides a travelogue by the Berlin-based photographer, this volume of photographs contains brief statements from the women about how they dealt with their experiences, as well as informative essays by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung editor Antje Stahl, the curator Matthias Harder, and the journalist Andrea Jeska.

The photo-book project was produced in collaboration with ora Kinderhilfe, an organization that provides psychological and financial support for the victims in Rwanda.

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April 4, 2019

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