Our Walls Bear Witness (Voices on Genocide Prevention)
From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum projected wall-sized images of the genocide in Darfur onto its facade every night during Thanksgiving week 2006, marking the first time the national memorial's exterior was used to highlight contemporary genocide. The photographs were drawn from the work of some of the world's premier photojournalists, including VoGP guest, Ron Haviv. Ron discusses the challenges he faces as a crisis photographer, what brought him to Darfur and his work in the Balkans.
Posted to US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Web site on November 16, 2006 and is available on various Web-based distributions sites, namely iTunes.
JERRY FOWLER: During Thanksgiving week, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is going to project wall-sized images of the escalating crisis in Darfur onto the outside of the building. The photographs are drawn from the work of some of the world?s premier photojournalists, including my guest today, Ron Haviv. Ron has won numerous awards for his work and has produced some of the most important images of conflict and other humanitarian crises in the past fifteen years. He is truly one of the most acclaimed photojournalists at work today. Ron, thanks so much for taking the time to be with us.
RON HAVIV: Thank you for having me.
JERRY FOWLER: Let us first start talking about Darfur. When did you go to Darfur?
RON HAVIV: I spent part of the summer of 2005 in Darfur.
JERRY FOWLER: You have been in a lot of conflict areas?most notably the Balkans, but many other places besides...
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