Since late March, the moving exhibit, Intended Consequences, has appeared at SU. The documentary images created by photographer Jonathan Torgovnik depict the stories of women who were raped during the Rwandan genocide and had children as a result. Torgovnik, left, visited SU this week and took part in a panel discussion hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to learn more about the exhibit.
The Commons has invited faculty and staff to share their impressions of the exhibit. Send you responses to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is what we have received so far.
Pat Whitney, administrative coordinator to the vice president of University of Advancement, writes:
"I am so very grateful for the singular opportunity afforded
our campus to host this extraordinary photographic exhibit! Although it
was sometimes very challenging to read the stories and see the photos, it
serves as a clear reminder of the true cost of war, the often silent cost of
war. And what a tale some of these women tell of the ability to move into
reconciliation and healing – with their abusers, their victimhood, their
children – through the gift of maternal love for their children. Although
I cannot imagine surviving such experiences, the incredible fortitude of these
women is awe-inspiring. Thanks to the artist for his obvious
sensitivity and love for his subjects. And thanks to all who brought this
exhibit to our community!"