Sudan: The Land and the People

Sudan: The Land and the People featured a selection of photographs by Michael Freeman from a book of the same name co-authored by Victoria Butler and Michael Carney, the last accredited U.S. Ambassador to Sudan. The exhibition sought to introduce the Sudanese and international communities to Africa’s largest and most culturally diverse country. The goal of both the book and the exhibition was to promote understanding of who the Sudanese are and what it is that binds and divides them. The book serves as an interdisciplinary educational tool to spark a discussion about the history, geography, politics, and cultural diversity of Sudan. Freeman and Carney accompanied the exhibition across the United States and provided lectures and book signings.

The exhibition was made possible by generous support from The Johnston-Hanson Foundation, with additional support from Schaffer & Associates International, L.L.C., Michael & Marilyn Dore, Elizabeth Hanson, and Hunton & Williams LLP.

Please visit the exhibition website to learn more.

Project summary

Sudan: The Land and the People | January 2006
Regions: Near East and North Africa
Countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Private Sector, Public Sector, Individuals/Donors