1996 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Stories, Honorable mention
Photographer

Reza

Sygma

01 October, 1995

Chantal and Jacqueline, Rwandan Hutu refugee twin sisters who fled their country during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and who have lost their family, are photographed in the hope of being recognized and found by their relatives. In Kibumba Camp, in Zaire (DR Congo), children without family are photographed in a mobile studio to facilitate their identification. From April to July 1994 some one-and-a-half million Rwandans fled their country. In the confusion, 27,000 children were separated from their families. Aid organizations came up with the idea of photographing children and organizing exhibitions.

About the photographer

Reza

Reza is a philanthropist, idealist, humanist, architect, multimedia artist and photojournalist, primarily for National Geographic. He has traveled the world over the last 30 year...

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