Democratic Republic of the Congo
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.
the hills of kalungu.
small children that are unable to attend school in kalangala, either the school is to far or their parents don't encourage education.
police officer at the border of bukavu. holding a lucky strike cigarette and a bag of t-shirts given to him by me.
rusizi river from a small airplane. the boarder of congo and rwanda lie in the middle of that river.
lone fisherman on lake kivu.
young boy scrounging up wood for his sister on the shore of lake kivu.
morning fog between the hills in bukavu.
authentic tribal african masks, each masks tells a story of certain tribes.
broken down cars litter the dirt roads of bukavu.
woman walking up the crazy steep dirt roads of kalungu. most women dress this bright and stylish.
young girl carries wood to build a home for her family in the hills of kalungu.
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.
two young boys stare at me in kalungu, yelling buzungu which means demi god, usually only shouted at white people.
barb wire on top of the fence guarding the police station in bukavu.
young boys shirt reads, exciting moment. taken in the hills of kalungu.
small shanty town in the hills ok kalungu.
two man stare at me as i drive past them, deep in the hills of kalungu.
young boy holding a huge machete gives me a thumbs up on a dirt road in kalangala.
young children that run a small booth that cells cell phone cards/minutes in the middle of the hills, kalangala.
the hills of kalungu. the smoke is caused by bush fires, which are caused naturally due to heat and wind.