C̩dric Gerbehaye РBorn in Blood

Photojournalism July 12, 2011 10:50 am

One of the perks from working in the Time building is that I get Time magazine every week. This photo essay by Cédric Gerbehaye, on the conflict in Sudan is both heart-wrenching and phenomenal.

From Time: “In Sudan, birth can sometimes seem merely more opportunity for death. Africa’s largest country splits in two on July 9, forming a new, smaller north Sudan and a wholly new South Sudan. But rather than finally bringing an end to more than 50 years of fighting, the split is throwing up a whole new set of conflicts – inside both north and south.

Last week, photographer Cédric Gerbehaye and two TIME correspondents managed to slip illegally into the Nuba Mountains in north Sudan where the bloodiest of these new wars is raging. The Nuba, who are ethnic Africans, fought with the African south against the Arab north during two decades of war. But come July 9 their state of South Kordofan will remain part of the north, rather than seceding with the south.. – Alex Perry”

(read the rest and see the entire essay, here)

C̩dric Gerbehaye, Agence VU for TIME Рfrom Time.com

C̩dric Gerbehaye, Agence VU for TIME Рfrom Time.com

C̩dric Gerbehaye, Agence VU for TIME Рfrom Time.com

C̩dric Gerbehaye, Agence VU for TIME Рfrom Time.com

2 Comments

  • Dear Kate,

    Thanks so much for posting this. You have a tiny typo in your first paragraph (“bith” instead of “both.”).

    Keep up the good work, keeping these issues on the front burner.

    Regards,
    B.R.

    • Thank you for noticing that! All fixed, appreciate your comment and keeping out on my terrible spelling.
      All the best, Kate

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