As the world reflects on the lessons learned from the Rwanda genocide which took place 20 years ago, a photo exhibition at King’s College London is choosing to look forward, not backwards.

Too often the country is reduced to images of violence and death, as seen through the eyes of outsiders. For this exhibition, Rwandans have challenged this gaze and now show us their country through their own eyes.

Photo by Mussa Uwitonze

Men carrying bags of charcoal
Photo by Musa Uwitonze

Photo by Yves Manzi

Royal cows rest in a field
Photo by Yves Manzi

Photo by John Mbanda

Photo by John Mbanda

 Photo by Mussa Uwitonze

Photo by Mussa Uwitonze

Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now is presented by the Cultural Institute at King’s at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing, London from 21st March – 30th April . The exhibition is open daily 12.00-18.00, and until 8pm on Thursdays. Admission is free.  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural