As the borders reopened, O’Reilly resumed his reportage in the DRC. The Fondation Carmignac is honored to present his work in a new monograph ‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’.
As the borders reopened, O’Reilly resumed his reportage in the DRC. The Fondation Carmignac is honored to present his work in a new monograph ‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’,
The book is titled after a quote from Patrice Lumumba’s independence speech. It examines the central themes of security and human rights in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo while exploring links to the environment and climate crisis, the country’s colonial history, and how ongoing exploitation by extractive industries affects the lives of the Congolese.
The book includes a photo report made in partnershipwith the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their series ‘Life after Conflict’, showing how the Congolese population deals with reparation and the aftermath of war crimes in the short and the long term. While ‘Congo in Conversation’ highlighted Congolese photographers and perspectives, ‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’ offers an outsider’s view, but one that seeks to understand its own complicity in the current state of transition and reinvention.
‘Congo, A Sublime Struggle’ is a bilingual French-English monograph co-published by Reliefs Editions and the Fondation Carmignac with the contributions of Dr. Comfort Ero, Crisis Group’s President, and Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua from the International Criminal Court.