12 years ago: ongoing humanitarian crisis perpetrated by wars. Commissioned and published linoleum cut to illustrate ” Darfur’s Fleeting Moment ” by Antony Lake and Francis Fukuyama. New York Times, Op-Ed Sunday May 21, 2006.
“Darfur Fleeting Moment”- The New York Times- Week in Review- May 21, 2006 – Linoleum Cut:13″x9”-33x23cm
“For three years, despite the official rhetoric and the growing public support for bold international action to end the first genocide of the 21st century, Darfur has largely remained a neglected tragedy. Meanwhile, the humanitarian crisis grows more desperate. As the needs grow, money to meet them has dwindled. The World Food Program is halving daily rations to Darfurian refugees to a dangerous 1,050 calories a day. Unicef is being forced to scale back its operations, including its nutritional programs for children. A failure of international will has allowed Darfur to bleed into another year of rape, slaughter and starvation […]
“Darfur Fleeting Moment” 2nd publication: Columbia University Press 2009. Full page inside the book titled : “All the Art That’s Fit to Print And Some That Wasn’t Inside the New York Times Op-Ed Page”, from award winning art director Jerelle Kraus “whose thirty years tenure at the New York Time includes a record thirteen years at Op-Ed.”
“Darfur Fleeting Moment” 3rd publication: le Courrier International magazine [No 1003], January 2010, Paris. Titled “L’islam radical n’a pas une odeur de saintete”
With all my gratitude to Op-Ed Art Director Brian Rea for commissioning me this assignment.
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Dessin . drawing . original linoleum cut and woodcut . linogravure originale et gravures sur bois . linóleo grabado original . incisione originale . xilografie. Copyright © Raymond Verdaguer 2006