Jonathan Moller has looked into pits scattered with the skeletal remains of indigenous Guatemalans unceremoniously buried during a campaign of genocide in the 1980s and 1990s. For more than a decade, the photographer blended visual journalism and social activism as he traveled through Central America capturing the challenged lives of populations uprooted by civil war. Moller's arresting, intimate images are featured in Para Que No Se Repita, a new exhibit through January 9 at the YWCA of Greater Kansas City (1017 North Sixth Street in Kansas City, Kansas, 913-371-1105). The installation, which also includes works from photographers Kara Erickson and Robert Thatch, marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document that outlawed torture and slavery and outlined provisions for legal and social equality. The YWCA gallery — quickly gaining a reputation for thought-provoking international art — is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mondays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 12. Continues through Jan. 9, 2008