After his visit to a small town called Sange in the Democratic Republic of Congo, photographer Rankin was inspired to show a new collection of photographs which are currently displayed in front of the National Theatre on South Bank.
The exhibition, “From Congo with Love”, “focuses on the relationships that bind people to each other – the connections that make us human,” Rankin told Oxfam, his partner in the project. “I hope that these photographs can aid understanding. They are neither ugly images of brutality, nor sentimental images of suffering. The world needs imagery that, instead of encouraging pity and powerlessness, promotes understanding, connection, and ultimately action. It’s about making people accessible to each other.”
I stopped by the other day to see the circular displays of photos lit up at night, complete with atmospheric music inside. They are up until 11 April 2010. You can read more about it here.
Here’s a few of my photos.