Blood Diamond Mining in Africa
213.4 x 213.4 cm
Not For Sale
It’s been over two decades now since governments came together to end the trade in “blood diamonds” that were fuelling several brutal wars in Africa. They set up the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a system of export and import controls for rough diamonds, but it’s clearer than ever that the Kimberley Process is not up to the task. The trade in diamonds still gives rise to serious human rights violations. Innocent victims have suffered killings, mutilation, rape, torture and abduction. Customers buy diamonds as a symbol of love, not violence but ultimately, there may be blood on your hands.
Exhibitions with this piece
Joining the conversation on world matters, virtually.
The ASU Visual Communication Design Class of 2021 is thrilled to launch the first ever virtual senior exhibition, Unmute. This project is a culmination of months of work, forty-four passionate designers, two supportive professors, and a dedication to learn more about the world around us - all while collaborating and designing entirely online. Join us virtually, as we’ve partnered with VR-All-Art to create an immersive, interactive exhibition experience. Use the arrows on your keyboard to explore the virtual space, walking through each student’s unique exhibit. Click on highlighted items on each panel to dive deeper into the conversation.