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Mayyu Khan

Visual Artist

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Mayyu Khan was born in 2002 in Anuk Pyin of Rathedaung, a coastal own in Arakan. His parents have been refugees twice and their citizenship was illegally taken away from them in 1982. He has been practicing photography and filmmaking with a small mobile since 2015. ‘I like to take nature and street photographs the most. Photography contributes to my mental and economic development. I think my pictures are part of our history towards a brighter future. Photography can helps us tell the real situation of our minds and society, to deal with chaos and discover ourselves; a testimony of our life for the future.’ —Mayyu explains 


Besides photography, he also practices painting, literature and other cultural activities. ‘I try to highlight the beauty of our humanity and suffering. I use the pen, the brush and the camera as tools to explain my sharp feelings. From my arrival in Bangladesh, my dream is to end this refugee life. I want to be responsible for my people and help everyone who is missing the happiness in this beautiful world. I want to work hard to show the beauty of this world to all refugees. No more refugee life!’ —he explained.

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