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  • As I was scanning photographs I took in Rwanda, I had particularly difficulty scanning photographs I took at Genocide memorials.

    I saved them for last.

    As I was putting the negative into the scanner, I started reflecting on how by putting an ethnicity on these human remains, we have prevented each others as Rwandans to mourn for our brothers,sisters, sons and daughters.

    I went through the process not only to humanize the living but also to humanize these remains. I was not attached to these lost lives for a very long time because I was conditioned to think that I was not related to them but Instead that I killed them.

    But with time, I have learned to sit with it, literally and figuratively.

    Now, I am connected and I have mourned and memorized my brothers and sisters death in my own way.

    "Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is an ancient and eternal law." Buddha

    Photograph is taken at the Murambi Memorial Site. Rwanda 2014 with Wide Angle Holga Pinehole Camera. The line across the photograph is natural, I wandered if those are spirits hunting this place.
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