Until mid-April 2021, a total of 160 metres of Olaf Heine’s photo exhibition entitled Rwandan Daughters could be seen in the open air in Berlin, including in Köpenicker Straße in Mitte/Kreuzberg.
The story of Rwanda went around the world. 27 years ago, on 7 April 1994, Hutu militias in Rwanda initiated a genocide from which the entire world looked away in unison. Over one million innocent people fell victim to the killings, hundreds of thousands of women were raped. Many of the victims are still psychologically and physically traumatised today and live on the fringes of Rwanda’s now prosperous society. The daughters conceived in the genocide, together with their mothers, were portrayed poignantly and powerfully by the internationally renowned photographer Olaf Heine. …
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Image caption: Exhibition view Rwandan Daughters, Köpenicker Straße Berlin 2021, © Olaf Heine Studios