The Opening of the Intended Consequences Photography Exhibit

There are approximately 20,000 children born of rape from the Rwandan genocide.

Last Thursday, my friend, Bryan Rodriguez and I went to the Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape photography exhibit that one of his friends curated. Jonathan Torgovnik's powerful images of mother and child along with their revealing and raw testimonies are brutally honest and bittersweet while simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring. It is works like this that teach us about the unique way in which women experience conflict, and the intended, but unexpected, effects on a society 15 years later.

The exhibit is being shown through May 9, 2009
at The Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th St.
4th Floor, NYC

The exhibit was made possible by Foundation Rwanda and Media Storm.