Jean Luc Dushime - A Global Connection
June 26, 2015 - September 19, 2015
Jean Luc Dushime's photographs investigate social and political structures that perpetuate war, violence, misunderstanding, and miscommunication through a social-realist approach. A Rwandan refugee, US citizen, and Burlington resident, Dushime travels as humanitarian journalist for an NGO in South Sudan, where he is training citizens how to use radios and cameras to foster independent media and access to information. The immediacy and impact of social media has marked a shift in the ways we experience images.
Dushime's work as a photographer, social realist, and humanitarian demonstrated a new form of artistic practice. The implications demonstrate that Social realism is a global realism that is no longer confined to a region and had tangible implications in our local community.