Photographer(s): Michael von Graffenried
Writer(s): Artur K.Vogel, Jean Gueyras, Richard Dowden, Hildegard Jutz, Michael von Graffenried
Designer(s): Werner Jeker, Sandra Binder, Les Atelier du Nord, Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher(s): Bentelli Werd Verlag, Bern, Switzerland
Language(s): German, French, English
Size: 22,5 x 29 cm
Print: Entreprise d'arts graphiques Jean Genoud SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Sudan, >1995
From the introduction's book
People are dying in Sudan, as many as 300.000 in the past two years. Three million people have fled from their homes. Africa's largest state has been ruled by war since the middle of the 1950's. Only for a brief period from 1972 until 1983 was peace there. This war is not the sentimental stuff that television shows are made of, nor is it an immediate catastrophe like Somalia which screams at us down the lens of a TV camera, nor does it destroy whole towns like the golf war or pile up bodies as in Rwanda. Sudan's war is steady noiseless death, a war in which people suffer and die unknown by the rest of the world.
Photographer Michael von Graffenried and journalist Artur K.Vogel have traveled to the Islamic fundamentalist ruled north, and to the Christian, animistic South. They portray a frightening pictures: in this war between the government army and the diverse guerrilla fraction, hunger is used as a weapon, young boys and women are sent off as cannon fodder.