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

Reza

Sygma

01 January, 1995

Simon, a Rwandan Hutu refugee boy who fled his country during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and who had lost his family, clasps his grandmother Seraphine in his arms in Mudaka Camp in Zaire (DR Congo). She has just been found again after a year of separation and research. 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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