Rebeldes del Movimiento de Liberación de Sudán, cientos de niños y mujeres quienes buscan un refugio tras los bombardeos en Darfur Central o los cuerpos de civiles que huyen de sus casas con lo poco que pudieron agarrar son sólo algunos de los personajes que la neoyorquina Adriane Ohanesian ha retratado a lo largo de su carrera como fotoperiodista.

Members of the rebel group the Sudan Liberation Army, led by Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW), sit on a mountain top that they are defending from the Sudanese Army in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 4, 2015.Members of the rebel group the Sudan Liberation Army led by Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) climb towards the front lines in Jebel Marra, Central Darfur, Sudan, March 4, 2015. Civilians flee their homes with the few belongings that they can carry, while the SLA-AW walks towards the front lines in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 4, 2015.

Al terminar su licenciatura en Letras en Antropología cultural y resolución de conflictos en el Colorado College y graduarse por el International Center of Photography’s photojournalism and documentary photography program en 2010, se trasladó a Sudán para fotografiar lo que sucede en África.

Hundreds of women and children seek shelter in a cave from the bombing by the Sudanese government's forces in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 2, 2015.

En 2016 obtuvo el segundo lugar del World Press Photo en la categoría “Asuntos Contemporáneos” por la fotografía “Las montañas olvidadas de Sudán” la cual muestra el rostro lastimado de Adam Abdel, un niño de siete años quien sufrió quemaduras de alto riesgo a causa de una bomba arrojada por un avión del gobierno sudanés cerca de su casa en Burgu, Sudán en febrero de 2015.

 Women and children that have been displaced from the town of Golo after it was attacked by government forces and their allied militias, sit on a mountain top outside of Kome in Central Darfur, Sudan, February 28, 2015.  After fleeing a ground attack on the town of Golo, women and their children live under tress on the side of a mountain outside of Kone in Central Darfur, Sudan, February 28, 2015.  Women make tea next to where they sleep in a cave above the town of Sarong in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 2, 2015. 

Ese mismo año obtuvo una mención de honor en el UNICEF Photographer of the Year y recibió el premio Anja Niedringhaus de Valentía en Fotoperiodismo, del cual dijo para la revista Time: “A nivel personal, siento una cierta responsabilidad porque la gente de Darfur me ha permitido entrar en sus vidas y me ha mantenido segura en su violenta patria. Prometí a la gente que he conocido que haría todo lo que estuviera en mis manos como fotógrafa para revelar lo que sigue ocurriendo en las comunidades aisladas esparcidas por Sudán. No puedo hacer que a la gente le importe, pero puedo enseñarles por qué creo que debería importarles”.

 Adam Abdel, age 7, was badly burned when a bomb that was dropped on February 12 by a Sudanese government’s Antonov plane landed next to his family’s home in Burgu, Central Darfur, Sudan, February 27, 2015.  In the early morning sisters wake up in a cave where they sleep with hundreds of other people whose villages have been destroyed, or who are seeking shelter from the conintuned bombing ouside of Sarong in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 2, 2015.

Cuatro premios en 2015 y tres más en 2014 se suman a la lista de logros de la fotoperiodista y corresponsal de la guerra civil en el sur de Sudán, los combates en Somalia, los enfrentamientos en Burundi y el conflicto de Darfur. A través de su lente intenta “cubrir todos los aspectos del conflicto, a menudo explorando el aislamiento y la desesperación de las personas que no tienen otro remedio que soportar la realidad de la vida dentro de una zona de guerra”.

 Ali Osman, who was originally part of the Sudan's government forces, now fights with the SLA-AW rebel group as a sniper, sits for a portrait in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 3, 2015.  Rebel soldiers from the Sudan Liberation Army - Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) keep warm by a fire outside of their camp in North Darfur, Sudan, February 22, 2015.  Rebel soldiers from the Sudan Liberation Army - Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) prepare the truck to go for water in the middle of a sand storm in North Darfur, Sudan, February 24, 2015.

Rebel soldiers from the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) in the middle of a sand storm in North Darfur, Sudan, February 22, 2015. The cars, weapons, and ammunition have all been taken from the government of Sudan during the ongoing fighting in the region.

An SLA-AW soldier walks past the remains of one of many homes that were burnt during a government attack on Koi in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 2, 2015. All of the residents have abandoned the town and only come back brifely in search of their belongings.

A body decays in the opend above the abandoned town of Koi which was attacked by government forces in Central Darfur, Sudan, March 2, 2015.

While the rebels inhabit the mountains of Jebel Marra where they can protect the civilians from the government forces, many of the larger towns and main roads are under the control of the government in Central Darfur Sudan, March 4, 2015.

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