February 14 – March 28, 1993
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
Africa’s finest photojournalist, Kok Nam, documents the Mozambican people as they go about their daily lives in the midst of war. Women fetch water in a dried-up river bed, children go to school under a tree, the shop with the meagre offerings of goods still does business, men and women play music and dance, buses get ambushed, railway lines sabotaged, school are blown up and lives destroyed.
About the Artist:
Kok Nam was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique in 1939. He began to work as a photojournalist in 1966, only two years after the Mozambican Liberation Front launched what would become a 10-year guerrilla war against the Portuguese colonialists.