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Magnum Photographers
Featured Essays
October 10, 2013
by Michael Christopher Brown
Magnum nominee Michael Christopher Brown, who will be on a panel at the Magnum Symposium in Austin at the end of this month, recently uploaded a more extensive edit of his Congo project, "The Kivus," to the Magnum archive. One of several essays within this Kivus project, about children playing on abandoned planes at the Goma Airport, was made during one late afternoon. At that time, due to fighting between FARDC (Congolese government Army) and M23 (rebel) forces, no security force nor the UN was stationed at the airport. The next day Michael returned, hoping for more pictures, but the door had closed and he was nearly arrested by security officers.