Projected on the Museum's exterior walls for three evenings in November 2010, a short film and dozens of photographs opened a window into the lives of the people of South Sudan. The images were taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lucian Perkins, who joined Mike Abramowitz and Andrew Natsios on a recent Museum-sponsored bearing witness trip to assess conditions in South Sudan, as the region prepares for a referendum on its independence.
The Museum held an opening ceremony for the special nighttime exhibition on November 8th in the Hall of Witness.
View the photographs that were on display in two online galleries: Part 1 and Part 2.
View the short film by Perkins that was also projected as part of the exhibition.
FEATURED SPEAKERS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY
Former Special Envoy to Sudan
Omer Ismail and Simon Deng
Sudanese leaders and activists
Produced by the Museum in association with FotoWeek DC, the nighttime exhibition was on view November 8–10 from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Funding for this trip was provided by The Miles Lerman Fund for Bearing Witness. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joe Neubauer.
To learn more, read about the history of group-targeted violence in Sudan and the challenges ahead for the nation.