15 Years

This photo essay was submitted by photographer Simon Sticker

In 1994, one of the darkest chapters of human history happened in Rwanda. In only 100 days more than 800,000 people were killed in genocide. Even churches turned out to be no shelter anymore, and many Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed where they hoped for safety.

While Rwanda today is recovering, the wounds are still deep and from time to time there is still brutal murder related to what happened 15 years ago. Most Rwandans are trying to create a future, yet under the surface you'll find an attempt to forget the unforgettable.

After spending time there, talking with people, and seeing the mass graves and dead bodies, it’s still hard for me to imagine what happened in Rwanda. These photographs are a reminder of those who died in a way that should never happen again.

Simon Sticker

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