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Even if the votes are equal, Orestes wins. (750–756) The Furies are outraged at the disregard for the ancient laws. They curse the land with poison, sterility, and cancer, but there is no question now that they have been demoted and they have no choice but to acquiesce to Athena’s rule. The goddess of wisdom and war has brought restraint and measure to a world, in which brawn and brutality once ruled. Anger-fueled revenge is the modus operandi in the Iliad, and the Oresteia champions justified revenge in the name of civic order, but can we read this trajectory as an overall shift to peace, laying the groundwork for forgiveness and reconciliation?

I explore this hypothesis through Canadian photojournalist Robert Fleming’s 1948 “antiwar” photographs of postwar Germany and Kresta Venning’s 2005 Photography Project at the Gisimba Memorial Centre Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. If Fleming is able to expose and utilize the ambiguity of looking and create a visual poetry of reconciliation in postwar Germany, Venning invites Rwandan children to seize the moment in all its vexing complexity. By giving them cameras and teaching them to photograph one another, the children take control of the instrument and the medium to become looking, living subjects on their own terms.

I explore this hypothesis through Canadian photojournalist Robert Fleming’s 1948 “antiwar” photographs of postwar Germany and Kresta Venning’s 2005 Photography Project at the Gisimba Memorial Centre Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. If Fleming is able to expose and utilize the ambiguity of looking and create a visual poetry of reconciliation in postwar Germany, Venning invites Rwandan children to seize the moment in all its vexing complexity. By giving them cameras and teaching them to photograph one another, the children take control of the instrument and the medium to become looking, living subjects on their own terms.

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