'A Thing Like War' Hunger after Conflict by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
In the rolling hills of the provinces of Kasaï, Democratic Republic of Congo, communities are reeling from the aftershocks of conflict. As with many conflicts in the Congo, fighting was swift and brutal, but a majority of deaths in affected communities occur during the waves of disease and hunger that follow. People are forced away from their homes and fields en masse.
Most families carry immense burdens and psychological trauma, stories of children lost to starvation or fighting are common. Long-term thinking is impossible here, the aspirations of parents can only stretch to how to feed their family for one more day, always on the verge of disaster.
Using double exposures, these ghostly portraits bring together the tension of life for mothers in Kasaï, living in beautiful land, but unable to provide for their families.