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Photos courtesy of British High Commission and Libration War Museum



Dhaka, Bangladesh

20 June — 7 July 2022


To follow up on the success of our virtual exhibition, we partnered with UNHCR and the Liberation War Museum to present our first exhibition in printed format. Curated by David Palazón in collaboration with Sahat Zia Hero, the exhibition presented photographs by 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.

The exhibition dealt with the subject of identity through intimate recordings of the daily lives of a displaced community. Exploring themes of memory, hope, faith, beauty, craftsmanship, grief, loss and love among the Rohingya refugee community, this exhibition presented a collective portrait that honours the strength, endurance and resilience of the Rohingya people. 


The exhibition also included 11 additional photographs curated by Amena Khatun from the Liberation War Museum archives that captured the lives and stories of Bangladeshi nationals, who in 1971 were forced to flee and lived as refugees, during the Liberation War. This exhibit shows how the lived memory of millions of Bangladeshi uprooted during the Liberation War, has inspired the generosity and protection the country is now extending to the persecuted Rohingya from neighbouring Myanmar.

The event was kindly supported by the Spanish Embassy in Dhaka, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), UNHCR and the Liberation War Museum.

Read the reviews in Daily Sun, Anadolu AgencyDhaka Courier, The Business Post, UNB, Agency EFE, La Vanguardia and UNHCR's official press release. 

Photos courtesy of the Liberation War Museum and the British High Commission.

“This exhibition is a poignant reminder of that humanity and dignity of the Rohingya people.” Lilly Nicholls, Canada's High Commissioner to Bangladesh


“Incredibly moved by the 'We are Rohingya' exhibition at the Liberation War Museum on World Refugee Day.” 

Javed Patel, Deputy British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

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