Picturing Peace in DR Congo

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham 2022. ‘The women’s association of a displacement camp in East Congo walk to negotiate with soldiers stationed nearby.’

This photography exhibition showcases the courageous work of women fighting to restore peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through a series of colourful images and portraits, photographer photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham (an award-winning photojournalist and finalist in this 2022’s Amnesty Media Awards) shines a light on this forgotten conflict. The project is unique in its effort to document the slow work of peace and the determination of women who advocate for human rights, justice and security in their conflict-affected communities.

Hosted by the University of St Andrews’ Visualising War and Peace project, this exhibition invites viewers to look at peace and peace-building from new perspectives. The photographs on display were commissioned by National Geographic. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham is a grantee of the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting and was a finalist for the Amnesty International Media Awards in 2022.

Exhibition details: 5th-26th June 2023, Byre Theatre, St Andrews