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'Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now'

Photos of daily Rwandan life are brought to an international audience in Andrew Esiebo and Brendan Bannon's 'Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now'

Award winning international photographers Andrew Esiebo and Brendan Bannon have come together in Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now, an exhibit seeking to shift the way in which Rwanda is viewed by the world, 20 years after the genocide. On view at The Cultural Institute at King's College London March 21st through April 30th, Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now is the result of a workshop led by Esiebo and Bannon in which Rwandan photographers "questioned the ways in which their country is portrayed internationally." The photos series, curated by Dr. Zoe Norridge from King’s College London and Mark Sealy from Autograph, brings pictures (above) of daily life in Kigali to an international audience. Find more details on the exhibit over here

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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