Anatomy of Forgiveness, 2014

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© Lana Mesić

Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, the perpetrators and their victims are again living in relative peace. With this project, Lana Mesić gives them a possibility to tell their story. She approached couples and asked them to recreate the moments of forgiveness. Survivor and aggressor face-to-face, hold hands, kiss or fall. How much have they forgiven? How much have they forgiven themselves? Lana Mesić tenderly investigates the multiple faces of forgiveness.

Location: Photoforum Pasquart


Lana Mesić (HR), born in 1987 in Croatia, lives and works in Rotterdam. She holds a BA and MA of photography from the AKV in Breda. Her work has been exhibited in Het Nutshuis in The Hague, at Sao Paulo Photography Biennale, or Dong Gang Photography Festival in South Korea, to name but a few. In 2016, she has been nominated for the Unseen Grolsch Residency in London.