Published for the first time in a limited edition of 500 and accompanied by an essay from investigative journalist Linda Melvern, Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide offers a forensic exposition of tragedy that spares us the burden of judgment – but confronts us instead with far more frightening questions about our own humanity.
Published after Pieter Hugo's series on the people, landscape and environment of an expansive dump of obsolete technology in Ghana (Permanent Error), Rwanda 2004 bears unflinching witness to a African landscape still scarred by genocide 10 years after the fact. Under Hugo’s deferential gaze, it is not the visceral horrors that shock, but the lingering ephemera of everyday life that haunt the periphery.
Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide
Texts by Pieter Hugo and Linda Melvern
First edition of 500
Edited by Damien Poulain and published by oodee in 2011
72 Pages, 24 x 28 cm
Hardback, Screen-printed cloth, Offset