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

Reza

Sygma

01 January, 1995

In a refugee camp near Goma in Zaire (DR Congo), Rwandan Hutu refugees who fled their country during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and who have lost their family, look at portraits of children pined on boards to identify their relatives. 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. Mobile photo studios and exhibitions were organized by aid organizations to facilitate identification of these children.

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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