Rebel Lives Photographs from Inside the Lord's Resistance

This visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Antwerp running until October 2019 The Lord's Resistance Army LRA led by the infamous Joseph Kony is a rebel group that was active in Northern Uganda from the second half of the 1980s The rebellion became notorious for the use of extreme violence in particular its large scale abductions of civilians of whichthan half were children Rebel Lives is a visual story about life inside the rebel group based on photographs taken by LRA commanders between 1994 and 2004 the book documents life inside the group and depicts the rebels as they wanted to be seen among themselves and by the outside world Kristof Titeca senior lecturer in Development Studies and expert on the LRA collected this material and used it to trace the photographed former rebels Together with Congolese photographer Georges Senga he travelled back to photograph the former rebels in their current context and give a voice to these actors This visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Quotes about the book Disturbingly haunting and banally quotidian at the same time Based on meticulous research and astute writing with beautiful poems and remarkable follow up photos Rebel Lives unveils a layer of humanity that makes the rebels' own photos worth understanding in the first place It is a most important historical document Sverker Finnström author of award winning Living with Bad Surroundings War History and Everyday Moments in Northern UgandaThis visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Antwerp running until October 2019 The Lord's Resistance Army LRA led by the infamous Joseph Kony is a rebel group that was active in Northern Uganda from the second half of the 1980s The rebellion became notorious for the use of extreme violence in particular its large scale abductions of civilians of whichthan half were children Rebel Lives is a visual story about life inside the rebel group based on photographs taken by LRA commanders between 1994 and 2004 the book documents life inside the group and depicts the rebels as they wanted to be seen among themselves and by the outside world Kristof Titeca senior lecturer in Development Studies and expert on the LRA collected this material and used it to trace the photographed former rebels Together with Congolese photographer Georges Senga he travelled back to photograph the former rebels in their current context and give a voice to these actors This visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Quotes about the book Disturbingly haunting and banally quotidian at the same time Based on meticulous research and astute writing with beautiful poems and remarkable follow up photos Rebel Lives unveils a layer of humanity that makes the rebels' own photos worth understanding in the first place It is a most important historical document Sverker Finnström author of award winning Living with Bad Surroundings War History and Everyday Moments in Northern UgandaThis visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Photography in Antwerp running until October 2019 The Lord's Resistance Army LRA led by the infamous Joseph Kony is a rebel group that was active in Northern Uganda from the second half of the 1980s The rebellion became notorious for the use of extreme violence in particular its large scale abductions of civilians of whichthan half were children Rebel Lives is a visual story about life inside the rebel group based on photographs taken by LRA commanders between 1994 and 2004 the book documents life inside the group and depicts the rebels as they wanted to be seen among themselves and by the outside world Kristof Titeca senior lecturer in Development Studies and expert on the LRA collected this material and used it to trace the photographed former rebels Together with Congolese photographer Georges Senga he travelled back to photograph the former rebels in their current context and give a voice to these actors This visual story is not only about the LRA It is a story about conflict in all times and all places where the limits of victim and perpetrator have become blurred where people struggle to survive and find their place and where children in particular bear the brunt of this tension Quotes about the book Disturbingly haunting and banally quotidian at the same time Based on meticulous research and astute writing with beautiful poems and remarkable follow up photos Rebel Lives unveils a layer of humanity that makes the rebels' own photos worth understanding in the first place It is a most important historical document Sverker Finnström author of award winning Living with Bad Surroundings War History and Everyday Moments in Northern Uganda


1 thoughts on “Rebel Lives Photographs from Inside the Lord's Resistance Army

  1. says:

    The photos in the book are amazing The printing of the book however is the worse I have ever seen You can’t print a book with this many mistakes and sell it for 20