Robin Hammond at Forma – The pictures breaking the silence of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain on April 18th, 1980, it has a dictatorial government and it is a semi-presidential republic led by the near nonagenarian Robert Mugabe. The current political phase is marked by chaos and violence. The economy is in deep recession and the country is in an unprecedented economic, social, political and humanitarian crisis. The BBC and the CNN have been banned from filming or reporting in the country. It is in this dark scenario that Robin Hammond (New Zealander, 37 years old) made his latest work Your wounds will be named silence, a photo-essay funded by the Carmignac Foundation Photojournalism Award. The photo-essay will be on the May issue of National Geographic and is the subject of an exhibition at the Fondazione Forma in Milan.