But all is not lost. For in the midst of this violence, in the intensity of our hatred, the basic humanity of our people still endures. A Sinhalese couple struggle through the fire to save their Tamil friend from the violence of the Sinhalese mob, a Tamil man wept openly when the LTTE ordered his Muslim neighbours out of Jaffna, a SLA soldier saved a Tamil baby seperated from his parents during the fighting, and a Buddhist priest nurses young boys who have escaped torture. Champion understands this tension between our hatred and our humanity, between our violence and our compassion. That is why his pictures move us in an intimate way. He holds up a mirror to our dark side, hoping that we will emerge stronger, urging us to listen to the voice of our own humanity.
Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy - UN Special Representative for Children & Armed Conflict