28.06 > 11.07.2024

Angalia Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition of photographs by Hugh Kinsella Cunningham, organised by Première Urgence Internationale.

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is suffering one of the most complex and prolonged crises in the world, combining armed conflict – and its social and economic consequences – with natural disasters and epidemics. Millions of people have lost their lives due to conflict in the last thirty years. In the province of North Kivu, fighting between the M23 armed group and government forces has forced more than a million civilians to take refuge in makeshift camps, forced to move constantly as the front line changes. At the end of 2023, Hugh Kinsella Cunningham covered the flight of displaced people for Première Urgence Internationale.

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham (b.1994, London), is a photographer working on critical flashpoints of health, society and conflict. He has been focusing on DR Congo since 2019 and has been recognised with the Amnesty International Media Award for Photojournalism 2024 and first place for Documentary Projects in the Sony World Photography Awards 2023. His work has been published by National Geographic, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Telegraph Magazine and the Guardian. He also contributes to humanitarian organisations, as well as writing regular dispatches for BBC Radio 4.

Première Urgence Internationale is a non-profit, apolitical and secular international NGO. It helps civilian victims marginalized by war, natural disasters and economic collapse. Its teams have been present in the DR Congo since 2002. Today, they provide aid to nearly 400,000 people throughout the country, mainly in the Eastern provinces. Activities focus on medical and psychosocial support, assistance to food security and livelihoods, nutrition and protection.

Fine art prints on 310g Canson Infinity Baryta II paper, laminated on 2mm Dibond and mounted on an aluminium frame.

Single format 60 x 80 cm.

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