From 21st September to 23rd November 2015,

the NGO Première Urgence Internationale presents

the photo exhibition



Held at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, CNAM), this exposition was born from Première Urgence Internationale’s desire to bear witness to forced migration, a direct consequence of the conflicts that have devastated the province of Katanga, in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for the past several years.

Photography is about change, space and movement.

The movement of the subject, the photographer and the viewer.

But what about forced movement?

For Katanga’s displaced persons, this question, far from being an artistic consideration, is a matter of survival. Forced to go into exile to flee from acts of violence, they are received in villages or gather in spontaneous settlements. It is this harsh and uncertain reality that the photojournalist Colin Delfosse, commissioned on the ground by Première Urgence Internationale, captures in his photographs.

Through these pictures, from snapshots of everyday activities to eyewitness accounts from displaced persons, this exhibition highlights the work of our teams with these people forced to readapt to daily life far from home. Supported by the American people through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), this humanitarian project aims to support the families hardest hit by this chronic crisis.

A powerful tribute, this photo exhibition pays homage

to the courage of all Katanga’s displaced persons




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