If you’re not familiar with the Darfur/Darfur work, you should be. As a part of a cool Eckerd College African initiative, we got the traveling exhibit displayed locally for a month.
Dozens of people stand in the parking lot, watching a mulitimedia presentation of the Darfur/Darfur exhibit projected on the exterior wall of the Florida Holocaust Museum. Wednesday night (April 7) is the final night of the multimedia show being played outside, it runs from 8-10 p.m. The exhibit which features photos taken in Darfu by former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv, Paolo Pellegrin, James Nachtwey, Ryan Spencer Reed and Michal Safdie is accompanied by Sudanese-inspired music and will still be shown inside the Florida Holocaust Museum through April 30.
Mimi Hipps was on her way back to the Hilton after eating dinner downtown with her granddaughter Mayori Hipps, 7, when they were drawn into the beautiful, haunting Sudanese-inspired music blaring over the loud speakers. So the the pair pulled the car into the parking lot at the Florida Holocaust Museum to watch a mulitimedia presentation of the Darfur/Darfur exhibit projected on the exterior wall building. “It’s really sad, and really unfortunate,” said the elder Hipps, a history buff who used the images as a teaching tool to educate her graddaughter. “The holocaust may be over, but genocide is still happening around the world,” she told her.