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Daily News Project a photo series Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cory Vanderploeg
Series 0025
7th April 2016

Using a 35mm Minolta, New York-based photographer Cory Vanderploeg captured these raw images in between
locations, during car rides and cigarette breaks, while covering sexual violence in the Congo.

 

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the hills of kalungu.

 

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small children that are unable to attend school in kalangala, either the school is to far or their parents don't encourage education.

 

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police officer at the border of bukavu. holding a lucky strike cigarette and a bag of t-shirts given to him by me.

 

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rusizi river from a small airplane. the boarder of congo and rwanda lie in the middle of that river.

 

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lone fisherman on lake kivu.

 

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young boy scrounging up wood for his sister on the shore of lake kivu.

 

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morning fog between the hills in bukavu.

 

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authentic tribal african masks, each masks tells a story of certain tribes.

 

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broken down cars litter the dirt roads of bukavu.

 

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woman walking up the crazy steep dirt roads of kalungu. most women dress this bright and stylish.

 

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young girl carries wood to build a home for her family in the hills of kalungu.

 

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small girl living in a shanty town in the hills of kalungu. she saw my camera and ran away and i got this snap as she looked back at me while running.

 

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two young boys stare at me in kalungu, yelling buzungu which means demi god, usually only shouted at white people.

 

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barb wire on top of the fence guarding the police station in bukavu.

 

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young boys shirt reads, exciting moment. taken in the hills of kalungu.

 

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small shanty town in the hills ok kalungu.

 

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two man stare at me as i drive past them, deep in the hills of kalungu.

 

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young boy holding a huge machete gives me a thumbs up on a dirt road in kalangala.

 

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young children that run a small booth that cells cell phone cards/minutes in the middle of the hills, kalangala.

 

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the hills of kalungu. the smoke is caused by bush fires, which are caused naturally due to heat and wind.