Nine significant photographic images taken by Rohingya refugees made there way for display at the South Asia Gallery in Manchester Museum. According to a press release issued on Friday, these nine images have been selected for display, showcasing the talents and perspectives of the refugees which was selected by the curators of the new gallery, a British Museum partnership.
The South Asia Gallery, in partnership with the British Museum, aims to present a contemporary take on South Asian and British Asian culture. The gallery has been designed to create a diverse group of community leaders, educators, artists, historians, journalists, scientists, musicians, students, and others from the South Asian diaspora, collaborating and co-producing in a unique spirit.
The talented Rohingya refugees whose photographs made their way for exhibition are – Ro Yassin Abdumonab, Haider Ali, Salim Ullah Armany, Mohammed Hossain, and Mainul Islam.
Fatima Shaban, co-curator of the South Asia Gallery, highlighted the themes of the collection. “This collection of photographs taken by Rohingya refugees focuses on the figure of the child and its complex relationship with the consequences of genocide and forced migration. This is primarily examined through images of fire. Fires continually devastate the camps, increasing mortality rates.”