Photos courtesy of British High Commission and Libration War Museum
(WE ARE ROHINGYA)
HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
4 November — 4 December 2022
To cap off a successful 2022, our photographic work was selected to participate in the renowned Head On Photo Festival. With over 600 photographers from around the world and welcoming more than 425,000 visitors to its exhibitions, the festival is a vibrant space for the enrichment of the international photography community. A collection of photos, taken by photographers Sahat Zia Hero, Ro Yassin Abdumonaf, Shahida Win, Azimul Hasson, Abdullah Khin Maung Thein, Hujjat Ullah, Md Jamal, Enayat Khan, Sahat Zia Hero, Md Iddris, and Omal Kahir, was featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition explored the theme of identity through intimate recordings of the daily lives of the displaced Rohingya community. It delved into themes of memory, hope, faith, beauty, craftsmanship, grief, loss, and love among the Rohingya refugee community, presenting a collective portrait that honored the strength, endurance, and resilience of the Rohingya people.
An online event titled 'Live from the World's Largest Refugee Camp' accompanied the exhibition. The event featured a panel of speakers representing the Rohingyatographer photographers Sahat Zia Hero, Omal Kahir and David Palazón, and Regina de la Portilla representing the UNHCR. Check out The Guardian review of the festival!