LIFE AFTER CONFLICT
Stories as told to ICC Outreach by survivors of the world’s worst crimes - Rena Effendi | Pete Muller | Finbarr O’Reilly
IN FOCUS: LIFE IN THE DRC - Finbarr O’Reilly, Laureate of the 11th Carmignac Photojournalism Award
United Nations Headquarters, NEW YORK, USA
27 June 2022 - 29 July 2022
This summer, the United Nations headquarters will host the exhibition ‘Life After Conflict’, produced by the International Criminal Court in collaboration with the Trust Fund for Victims and the Fondation Carmignac, which features work by three award-winning photographers, Rena Effendi, Pete Muller, and Finbarr O’Reilly in five countries.
A special chapter will be devoted to ‘Life in the DRC’, a reportage by Finbarr O’Reilly as part of the 11th Carmignac Photojournalism Award.
The exhibition will be presented in the Visitors Lobby of the United Nations headquarters in New York City, from June 27 through July 29, 2022, before traveling to Europe.
THE EXHIBITION AT THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
LIFE AFTER CONFLICT
STORIES AS TOLD TO ICC OUTREACH BY SURVIVORS OF THE WORLD’S WORST CRIMES
RENA EFFENDI, PETE MULLER, AND FINBARR O’REILLY
For 20 years now, through outreach programs, the International Criminal Court has been meeting with survivors, their families, and other community members touched by the conflict. By bringing news about the Court to the most remote villages – connecting entire communities with the proceedings happening thousands of kilometers away – outreach is promoting access to justice to the ones for whom it matters the most. Outreach activities give an opportunity to the people to have their voices heard, their questions answered and their stories told.
The ICC series Life after Conflict brings to a large audience some of the stories as witnessed by outreach staff and recorded through the lenses of award-winning photographers Rena Effendi, Pete Muller, and Finbarr O’Reilly.
The ICC exhibition spans five countries – the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Georgia, and Uganda – and many common threads:
• Home and Land – What is lost when one is displaced by conflict
• Family and Connection – How these shape us during and after conflict
• Leadership and Support – How community is essential to rebuilding lives
This exhibit is part of the International Criminal Court’s support for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 16: “peace, justice and strong institutions”. Listening, learning and engaging with survivors is the first step to access to justice. Sharing these stories helps raise awareness of the crimes, bringing them into focus, to foster global support for the ICC’s work on accountability and deterrence.
IN FOCUS: LIFE IN THE DRC
FINBARR O’REILLY, 11TH CARMIGNAC PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD LAUREATE
The Carmignac Photojournalism Award annually funds the production of an in-depth reportage, that is then published in a monograph and presented in traveling exhibitions. The 11th edition, dedicated to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was awarded to British-Canadian photographer Finbarr O’Reilly.
His reportage started in January 2020, but due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, O’Reilly and the Award team reframed their approach and launched ‘Congo in Conversation’, a collaborative reportage produced with a dozen Congolese photographers during the pandemic.
As the borders reopened, O’Reilly was able to travel to the DRC to put together his own photo report, now presented in an exhibition and published in a monograph. The series examines the central themes of security and human rights in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo while exploring links to the environment and climate crisis, the country’s colonial history, and how ongoing exploitation by extractive industries aﬀects the lives of the Congolese.
United Nations Headquarters, New York
Visitors’ Lobby, 1st Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
To visit the exhibit, visitors must book a ticket for a guided tour. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry to the UN premises. All visitors are required to wear a mask.
The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)
The Trust Fund for Victims implements ICC reparation orders for the beneﬁt of victims and their families in currently four ICC cases and carries out activities to address the harm of victims outside of judicial cases. The TFV is active in the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and Uganda, and about to launch programmes in Georgia and Mali. The TFV works with carefully selected, locally based implementing partners, and in close consultation with victims, communities, civil society and domestic authorities.
The TFV raises funds from public and private donors to ﬁnance its activities.
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
The ICC is part of a global struggle to end impunity. It works through international justice to hold perpetrators accountable and to help prevent atrocity crimes from happening again. It investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC has opened investigations in 17 situations in 16 countries: the Republic of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur (Sudan), Central African Republic (two investigations), Kenya, Libya, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Georgia, Burundi, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Afghanistan, State of Palestine, the Philippines, Venezuela and Ukraine.
Ongoing investigations focus on charges of a range of crimes, including: genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
On July 1, 2022, the ICC turns 20. This exhibit marks the 20th anniversary of the Court.
CONGO, A SUBLIME STRUGGLE
Co-published by Reliefs x Fondation Carmignac
Release date : June 17, 2022
Bilingual : French/English
Size : 24 × 28 cm, 128 page
Texts : Finbarr O’Reilly, Comfort Ero and ICC Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua
Photographs : Finbarr O’Reilly
Price : 35 euros, 45 USD, 58 CAD, 35 GBP
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