Angalia art gallery is delighted to be hosting the “1 million and counting: displaced by conflict in North Kivu” exhibition of the work of photojournalist Hugh Kinsella Cunningham, organised by Première Urgence Internationale.

Last month, Kinsella Cunningham won the Amnesty International UK 2024 photojournalism award for his coverage of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kinsella Cunningham is a British photojournalist with 30 years’ experience. His work focusing on crises and conflicts has appeared in a large number of magazines and media outlets, such as National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC News, and The Sunday Times Magazine.

The DRC is experiencing one of the world’s most protracted and complex crises, combining armed conflict, social, economic and political crises, climatic events and epidemics. Armed conflict and security issues are primarily a problem in Eastern DRC in the Ituri and North Kivu Provinces in particular, causing chronic population displacement and multiple problems. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been photographing the Congolese context for several years, and in late 2023 he was commissioned by Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) to document displaced people from the Sake region of North Kivu fleeing to the city of Goma and its surrounding area.

1 million and counting: displaced by conflict in North Kivu – Hugh Kinsella Cunningham
from 28 June to 11 July 2024