• Gallery Presents Portraits of Rwandan Survivors & Children
My fiance was among the people killed in the first three days. After that, I was raped by many men that I didn’t love. The results are these children. I never fell in love again ... I never enjoyed being a mother or having children ... Brigitte

7/22/2011

The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University presents Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape, an Aperture traveling exhibit that examines the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide through photographs and interviews by photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik.

More than 800,000 people were slain during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and thousands of Tutsi women were violated. The rapes left a legacy of HIV/AIDS among the surviving women, and many of them became pregnant. Some of these women dearly love their children. For others the children are a daily reminder of the horrors they endured.

Torgovnik presents portraits of these families and shares their stories through heart-rending interviews with the mothers. The exhibit runs from July 23 to October 23, 2011, at the Adams Gallery, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

This exhibition was made possible by generous support from the Open Society Institute, Amnesty International, and Foundation Rwanda. Additional support to Intended Consequences was provided by Henry Buhl; SanDisk; Artis—Contemporary Israeli Art Fund; Kodak; and the Consulate General of Israel, Office of Cultural Affairs, in New York.

Aperture, a not-for-profit organization devoted to photography and the visual arts, has organized this traveling exhibition and produced the accompanying publication."

The exhibit is presented by Suffolk University’s Adams Gallery in partnership with the University’s Center for Women's Health and Human Rights.

Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape
Photographs and Interviews by Jonathan Torgovnik

July 23 - October 23, 2011
Adams Gallery
David J. Sargent Hall
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St., Boston
Gallery hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily

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