Photos courtesy of British High Commission and Libration War Museum
Zindigi Rohingyar Sukortú
(Life Through Rohingya Eyes)
LIBERATION WAR MUSEUM
20 June — 15 July 2022
To follow up on the success of our virtual exhibition, we partnered with UNHCR to present our second exhibition at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka. Curated by David Palazón, Sahat Zia Hero and Amena Khatun, the exhibition presented photographs by Abul Kalam, Ahtaram Shin, Azimul Hasson, Dil Kayas, Enayet Khan, Hujjat Ullah, Ishrat Bibi, Mayyu Khan, Md Iddris, Md Jamal, Mon Sur Ali, Omal Khair, Ro Anamul Hasan, Ro Mon Sur Ali, Ro Rezaul Islam, Ro Yassin Abdumonab, Sahat Zia Hero, Shahida Win, Md Hasson and Shaker Alom
This exhibition explores the Rohingya community’s relationship with nature and their endurance in facing the elements in the refugee camps. Forced to flee their homeland due to persecution and violence, the Rohingya had to quickly adapt to life in the refugee camps, facing harsh conditions with limited resources. Despite these challenges, the Rohingya remain resilient, determined to rebuild their lives and create a better future for themselves and their children.
The exhibition also included a few 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 UNHCR and the Liberation War Museum.
Photos courtesy of the Liberation War Museum and UNHCR
“An exhibition to remind us never to repeat history!” Lilly Nicholls, Canada's High Commissioner to Bangladesh
“Such initiatives are crucial to remind us about one the largest protracted refugee crises! Retro Reggli, Swiss Ambassador in Bangladesh