Rwanda - Return to Peace
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland OR 97221
May 26th to September 1st
June 19th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wine and appetizers served
An exhibit of photographs will be on display this summer, showing the recovery of the African country of Rwanda from the 1994 genocide, in which one million people were killed over the course of one-hundred days.
This work is the result of a month long trip to Rwanda in October 2007, part of a partnership between Portland photographer, Adam Bacher, and the Oregon-based Itafari Foundation. Bacher spent the month documenting the people of Rwanda, and Itafari’s work on their behalf.
Areas Bacher photographed include:
- “A day in the Life,” following two Rwandan children from a poverty-stricken family: sunrise to sunset.
- A child soldier rehabilitation facility for children forced to fight with Militias based in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Rwanda’s Genocide Memorials and testimony of survivors.
- The Millennium Village at Mayange, one of twelve impoverished communities in Africa designated for assistance to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
- A demonstration goat farm setting up cooperatives with orphans and child-headed households, enabling them to raise and sell their own goats.
- Endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Photographs and stories of Bacher’s trip to Rwanda are posted at: