Staring History in the Face

Tricia Brick, Tufts Journal
Published February 3, 2010

A striking new exhibition of photographs from the world’s trouble spots poses questions without answers

VII Photo Agency photographer Ron Haviv had his camera ready when he arrived in Haiti on January 13, the day after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the capital. The photographs he took in the days that followed traveled by satellite to MSNBC, to Stern magazine in Germany and Le Point in France, to the website of Doctors Without Borders. And one—the photo of the woman in the sea-blue sheet—arrived at the Tufts University Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Questions Without Answers: A Photographic Prism of World Events, 1985–2010, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership.