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In Darfur, My Camera Was Not Nearly Enough


Former Marine Brian Steidle was in Sudan's Darfur region in September 2004 as one of three U.S. military observers for the African Union. In his position as an unarmed military observer in Darfur, Steidle found himself becoming a witness to the destruction of civilians. Mr. Steidle did not have much in the way of equipment with him as an AU monitor, but he had a camera, and he took hundreds and hundreds of photographs. When Mr. Steidle returned to the United States from Darfur in early 2005, he began to speak out using his photographs.