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Central Africa~Conflict Diamonds~ ©Hiroshi Aoki

“Blood diamonds” are one cause of the civil conflicts in Central Africa.
The “Kimberly Process,” which was established to cut off financial resources of armed organizations in conflicted areas due to smuggling, will subject the country’s diamond exports to regulation. In a diamond mine called Banegbele Camp, Christians and Muslims miraculously coexisted and worked together.
In this exhibition, a series of works were developed to capture the shadowy side of these beautiful diamonds that are used for anniversaries all over the world.

VENUE
Kyoto Museum of Photography Gallery Japanesque 1F “Tsuki”
374-2, Horiike-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

OPEN
2018/04/17 – 04/29 11:00-18:30
Open everyday

EVENT
“HEAL AFRICA”
Hiroshi Aoki, who has covered Africa for around10 years, talks about everyday life Africa, moved by a long-lasting civil war.
04/21, 04/22 15:00−16:00

Sponsor: NIKON IMAGING JAPAN INC., ATELIER MATSUDAIRA
Support: GRAVITY Spin Works, SanDisk Limited

青木弘 Hiroshi Aoki hiroshiaoki-photo.com
Born in 1976, Tottori, Japan; based in Yokohama