The Art of Remembering and Forgetting

Served as the photo and video editor for National Geographic Magazine's first digital news assignment which sent David Guttenfelder, chief photographer for Asia for the Associated Press and staff writer Peter Gwin to Rwanda to produce a series of articles publishing in real time and culminating in a news feature story launched on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.

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A Rwandan woman’s national identity card, marking her ethnicity as Tutsi and her age as 32, lies near the altar of Ntarama Church, where on April 15, 1994, she and some 5,000 other Tutsi came to seek refuge from Hutu militias. Today the church is a genocide memorial containing the bones and belongings of those who were murdered there. Rwandan national identity cards no longer note an individual’s ethnicity.