Zimbabwe work is published in National Geographic Magazine
Continuing his work documenting mental health in African countries in crisis, Robin went to Liberia to investigate the ongoing psychological impact of war on the young men and women who fought as children in the country's civil wars. This work was made possible with the support of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibited at the 2013 Les Rencontres d'Arles Photo-festival, July 1st - September 22nd 2013
Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Milan, Forma Gallery. 25 April – 24 Mai 2013
The 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award brought projects from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas documenting assaults on human dignity from around the world. There is no shortage of people living under conditions of great injustice but the work submitted for the 2013 FotoEvidence Book Award shows that dedicated photographers everywhere are working to bring this to light and inspire change. We are proud to publish and disseminate the selected projects, which we feel demonstrate the courage and commitment of documentary photographers in pursuit of social justice. Continue Reading →
‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Paris. 9 November – 8 December 2012
Zimbabweans living on the front lines of a dictators brutal campaign to hold on to power
Zimbabwe has become a forgotten land.
Today, with no light cast on the dark shadows of President Robert Mugabe’s relentless tyranny, the downtrodden people of one of Africa’s most hauntingly beautiful nations feel rightfully abandoned by the world.
Their modest hope devoured by the malice and greed of politicians, Zimbabwe’s people have nowhere to turn and, against the brutality of the police and military, no strength to cry out in the dark.
Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence tells the story of a lost generation of African’s, living in fear and dying of disease, poverty and neglect.
A photo essay funded by the Carmignac Foundation Photojournalism Award.Read More...
‘Your wounds will be named silence’ on Time LightBox. 08 November 2012
See the feature: Zimbabwe, ‘Your wounds will be named silence’
Robin Hammond's photo project on Zimbabwe is published by Actes Sud and Foundation Carmignac Gestion
‘Your wounds will be named silence’ in Paris Match. 01 November 2012
Where there is war, famine, displacement, it is the most vulnerable that suffer the greatest.
Abandoned by governments, forgotten by the aid community, neglected and abused by entire societies. Africans with mental illness in regions in crisis are resigned to the dark corners of churches, chained to rusted hospital beds, locked away to live behind the bars of filthy prisons.
Some have suffered trauma leading to illness. Others were born with mental disability. In countries where infrastructure has collapsed and mental health professionals have fled, treatment is often the same – a life in chains.Read More...