Creative Works
of Art and Music

Cover photograph of a Tamang Woman, Nepal, from exhibition catalog Witness, by Swanee Hunt.

Witness: A Photo Essay

An exhibition catalog of Swanee’s photography, organized around the common human values that unite us across cultures.

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Window on Afghanistan

A journal of Swanee’s 1998 trip to Afghanistan, hosted by the UN High Commission on Refugees during the Taliban era.

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Window on Sarajevo

A week spent in war-wrecked Sarajevo, a city that refused to die.

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Swanee's musical composition, the “Witness Cantata,” is structured in the tradition of “the seven last words of Christ”—actually seven passages gleaned from gospel accounts of Jesus on the cross. It combines her words with those of Anna Akhmatova, Theodore Roethke, William Blake, and Elie Wiesel.

The Witness Cantata

After the Ceasefire

Swanee visited Bosnia just days after the war ended, to document the first moments of its rebirth.

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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

Albert Einstein (See the original letter)