Sudan: The Cost of Silence

2011 ArtPrize Entry
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"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to stand by and do nothing.” In the wake of nearly three decades of brutal civil war, the population of South Sudan lies shattered and strewn across the Central and East African landscape. More than two and half million people have been killed and another five million have been internally and externally displaced by the conflict. As of July of this year, South Sudan has achieved its independence, seceding from its oppressors and has become the newest nation on the planet. Since January of 2003, however, a new exodus flooded the western border region of Darfur in Sudan with displaced persons fleeing the same regime responsible for the southern tragedy. Despite the fact that the United States has formally labeled this diaspora genocide, the killing continues unchecked, threatening to shed blood on every grain of sand. The cost of doing nothing is one humanity can never afford.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 feet
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 60 feet
  • Year created: 2009
  • Height: 9 feet

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