Kuei – The Sea of Gazelles – South Sudan to Oz

Kellie Leczinska2016

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia

Kuei was born in Bahr el Ghazal, which translates
as ‘Sea of Gazelles’, in north-western South Sudan.
Civil war has afflicted this region for decades.
Roughly two million people died in the conflict,
and four million were displaced. Kuei spent eight
years in a UN refugee camp before emigrating
to Australia. She has survived conflict, disease,
famine and an Ebola outbreak in her village. Kuei
has now built a new life in Australia with a young
son and her Australian partner. I am inspired
by her story of determination and how she has
flourished in this country.


  • Title: Kuei – The Sea of Gazelles – South Sudan to Oz
  • Creator: Kellie Leczinska
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Medium: Digital print

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