About the Work
Kinyera Morish, War Child Holland Paicho Child Friendly Space, 2009
11 x 14 inches
Archival digital print
This image reminds us that with suffering, there is a period of healing and cultural revival. Twelve-year-old Kinyera Morish holds a traditional wooden cattle herding spear while laying atop a play space especially made for children by an NGO (non-governmental organization) in the Paicho IDP Camp. Morish is now able to attend and enjoy regular schooling and loves to help his Uncle with the cattle herd.
OTHER PATRON PRINTS
Heather McClintock – Boone, NC
In 2005, after pursuing photography through a B.A. at New England College and commercial work in NYC, Heather McClintock lived in northern Uganda for just under a year to focus on humanitarian relief work. There she began documenting the struggles of the Acholi and Luo tribes in the north. McClintock’s project was sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance, Seattle, WA.
For more than twenty years, a civil war in Northern Uganda has claimed women and children as its primary victims. It is estimated that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted as many as 66,000 youths, wrenching them from their families and forcing them to become soldiers, porters and sex slaves. Whilst protecting the population of the north, the Ugandan military has perpetrated its own share of massive human rights abuses. The innocent civilians affected were moved to large, squalid Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.
McClintock’s Ugandan photographs were shown in the Halsey Institute’s exhibition, The Innocents: Casualties of the Civil War in Northern Uganda with Jonathan Torgovnick’s Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape during the spring of 2010.
ABOUT THE PATRON PRINT PROGRAM:
Each year we offer a new set of limited edition prints available exclusively to our members at the Postmodernist level and up. Artists who have been a part of the Halsey Institute’s programming have specially created these prints for us. Beginning at the POSTMODERNIST level ($350), you may choose from one of the prints we have available. Many of the prints are featured on the walls of our hall of Patron Prints located on the first floor of The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, just down the hall of the Halsey Institute. Gradually, you can build your art collection while supporting adventurous contemporary art in Charleston! For more information, please contact Tatjana Beylotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-953-5652.