Camping Women 2004
by Stephenal Thakiy

2007 • 026

Acrylic on Canvas.
22 x 24 inches / 56 x 61 cm

Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund

Camping Women 2004

These three women are probably relief workers who have come to help out at the refugee camp. However, the Sudanese we showed these paintings to did not remember them as helpful figures.

These must be the tents of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), that is, a protected area. Protection camp is where people who need resettlement live. They will never take you back to where you have problems.

Atem Garang


This website has been developed by the Museums and Public Memory (Anth 159a) class taught by Professor Mark Auslander at Brandeis University. Images have been reproduced with the permission of the African Refugee Artists Club.