On February 23 in the New York Times, columnist Nicholas Kristof
published four photographs from a classified archive belonging to
the African Union. Photographs are not usually published on the New
York Times opinion page. These images depict horrific examples of
the current atrocities in Darfur, Sudan. In the spirit of alerting
the world and eliciting a response, he has given PixelPress permission
to publish these photos and provided us with a few more. He also has
allowed us to excerpt his column, The Secret Genocide Archive.
A question: Why has a columnist published these pictures, and not
the news pages of our many newspapers and magazines? Are the photos
too shocking? Do they demand too much of us?
We join Kristof in suggesting that any person who is moved to try
and help can begin by referring to websites like www.darfurgenocide.org
Photos courtesy Nicholas Kristof/The New York
Times and the African Union.
Texts, including captions, courtesy Nicholas Kristof/The New York
Times, from his February 23 column, The Secret Genocide Archive.