Kirk L. Kroeker "Technology, too, obeys the law of responding, of answering a call at whose origin we are encountering so much static." -- Avital Ronell

 
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Print Projects

Here are a few samples of recent print projects I've managed. The samples below are low-resolution PDFs designed for easy downloading and emailing. Contact me if you'd like high-res copies. To download the PDFs on this page, right-click one of the links below and select "Save target as..." in Internet Explorer or "Save link as..." in Firefox and Chrome.


 
Voices of Darfur

Voices of Darfur was the primary print product of the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), where I worked for 2.5 years as Head of Publications for the mission's Communications and Public Information Division.

Voices won a Grand Award in the 2013 APEX publishing competition. There were some 2,400 entries in the competition that year, when APEX gave out Grand Awards in 12 categories. This is what the judges said: "Stunning photos and spreads, clean, crisp layout and a warm, inviting look, all serve to frame powerful, persuasive features that are interesting, well written and compelling. It's quite clear that presenting this magazine's urgent message, through both copy and art, is much more than a 9 to 5 job."

Voices of Darfur - May 2014 

Voices of Darfur - May 2014
Voices of Darfur - July 2014

 Voices of Darfur - July 2014
   
Voices of Darfur - March 2014

Voices of Darfur - March 2014
Voices of Darfur - January 2014

Voices of Darfur - January 2014
Voices of Darfur - November 2013

Voices of Darfur - September 2013
Voices of Darfur - September 2013

Voices of Darfur - September 2013
   
Voices of Darfur - July 2013

Voices of Darfur - July 2013
Voices of Darfur - May 2013

Voices of Darfur - May 2013
   
Voices of Darfur - March 2013

Voices of Darfur - March 2013
Voices of Darfur - January 2013

Voices of Darfur - January 2013
   
Voices of Darfur - November 2012

Vices of Darfur - November 2012
Voices of Darfur - September 2012

Voices of Darfur - September 2012
   
Voices of Darfur - August 2012

Voices of Darfur - August 2012
Voices of Darfur - July 2012

Voices of Darfur - July 2012
   

 
Books
 
The books listed here were all published out of Darfur, during the time when I was Head of Publications for the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). To download these low-resolution PDFs, right-click one of the links below and select "Save target as..." in Internet Explorer or "Save link as..." in Firefox and Chrome.
 
Culture of Peace

Culture of Peace
Culture of Peace not only presents many photographs of Darfuri artists and their art, but also includes interviews that focus on how Darfurís arts are playing an important role in the peace process. Much as Darfurís sports events and community gatherings bring people together in a spirit of harmony and camaraderie, Darfurís arts have a long tradition of building community ties by channeling the anguish and hope of the people living in Darfur.

While there are many positive signs of recovery and peace emerging across Darfur, the regionís many years of conflict have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people still enduring the hardships of life in temporary camps. The peace process moves steadily forward, but tensions in the region continue to emerge from fierce competition over natural resources, generations-old tribal feuds and clashes between Government forces and armed movements.

Caught in these ongoing fights are innocent civilians, the men, women and children of Darfur. Not a single person living in this region has been untouched in some way by the conflict here. While the situation on the ground has improved in many ways since the beginning of the clashes more than one decade ago, violence in some parts of Darfur has escalated, presenting a challenge for the people of Darfur. The conflict, the sources of which are varied and complex, emerged in 2003, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.

In addition to hostilities generated by limited natural resources and age-old blood feuds, modern weapons and armed movements have played a major role in shaping the current situation. Destroyed medical clinics, dilapidated schools, looted homes and entire communities burned to the ground remain lasting vestiges of the violence that has plagued this corner of the world, leaving in its wake extreme unemployment, families without their fathers or mothers, an abundance of street children and a people struggling to come to terms with a sadness that runs so deeply here it might be considered synonymous with Darfuri culture.

We produced Culture of Peace to give voice to the creative braintrust of Darfur with the recognition that Darfuri artists are playing a key role in moving the peace process forward. The interviews draw out the deeply held beliefs of these artists, who discuss how the conflict has affected their work. In each of these interviews, the artists echo a common refrain, calling on the people of Darfur to celebrate their differences and unite in solidarity to embrace peace.

 
Darfur in Transition

Darfur in TransitionWhile there are many positive signs of recovery and peace emerging across Darfur, the regionís many years of conflict have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people still enduring the hardships of life in temporary camps. The peace process moves steadily forward, but tensions in the region continue to emerge from fierce competition over natural resources, generations-old tribal feuds and clashes between Government forces and armed movements.

Caught in these ongoing conflicts are innocent civilians, the men, women and children of Darfur. Not a single person living in the region has been untouched in some way by the conflict. While the situation on the ground has improved in many ways since the beginning of the clashes more than one decade ago, violence in some parts of Darfur has escalated, presenting a challenge for the people of Darfur.

This book consists of a series of photos designed to highlight the current situation in Darfur, especially the transformation from conflict to recovery. The book visually explores aspects of the region to tell the story of Darfurís people as they continue to face the dire effects of the ongoing conflict while at the same time struggling to move slowly but steadily toward a future of peace and prosperity.

Consistent with the themes of transitions and transformations, the book is divided into sections to reflect three of Darfurís present realities: a persisting conflict, a movement toward recovery and signs of normal life. This book is a tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price in this journey to peace, to those who have been suffering and to those who will one day be able to return to their chosen homes. Above all, it is a tribute to all Darfuris and to all those who want to live in peace.

 
 
Marching Toward Peace

Marching Toward  PeaceSince their first deployment in Darfur, UNAMIDís military personnel, from commanding officers to field soldiers, have been working to contribute to peace and stability, giving their time, energy and, in some cases, their lives. This book, Marching Toward Peace, is designed to put a human face on these military women and men, who, while sometimes seen as stoic or even menacing figures, are, in the end, flesh-and-blood people working in a challenging environment to achieve a singular objective: peace in Darfur.

On this objective, measurable progress has been made during the past few yearsóin high-level peace talks and in local-level mediationsóbut tensions in Darfur continue to emerge from competition over natural resources, generations-old tribal feuds and clashes between Government forces and armed movements.

While the situation has improved in many ways since the beginning of the clashes more than one decade ago, violence in some parts of Darfur has escalated, presenting a challenge not only for the civilians living in Darfur but also for UNAMIDís peacekeepers. And while there are signs of recovery and development emerging across Darfur, years of conflict have resulted in hundreds of thousands of people still enduring the hardships of life in temporary camps.

This book, published in May 2014 to coincide with the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, is designed to show the many dimensions of the lives of UNAMIDís military women and men as they carry out their mandated tasks. This book serves not only as an homage to these soldiers working to support Darfurís recovery, but also as a tribute to the military personnel who have paid the ultimate price in the regionís journey to peace.
 


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