As Rohingya in Burma face yet another violent crackdown, an award-winning exhibition on the Rohingya, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, is being held this week in the British Parliament between 28th November- 2nd December 2016.
The opening of the photo exhibition is on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at 2pm, in the Upper Waiting Hall of the House of Commons. Opening remarks will be made by Yasmin Qureshi MP, who has sponsored the photo exhibition so it can be held in Parliament. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma. Speaking on the panel will be Greg Constantine, the photographer, Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK.
Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya aims to raise awareness amongst MPs about the desperate situation the Rohingya in Burma and Bangladesh. It hopes to highlight the need for solutions to what is one of the longest and most extreme situations of statelessness and human rights abuse in the world today. The project aims to share the stories and plight of a people who right now have nowhere to go and provide evidence of their courage to stay alive whatever the ground beneath their feet.
Greg Constantine is an award-winning photographer from the United States. In 2005, he moved to Asia and began work on his long-term project, Nowhere People, which documents the struggles and plight of stateless communities around the world. He spent nine years of work, including twelve trips to Bangladesh and Burma from 2006 to 2014, to witness and document the situation of the Rohingya people. His book, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya was named a 2012 Notable Photo Book of the Year by the Independent on Sunday in the UK and PDN Magazine in the US and was named a finalist for the 2013 IPA Photo Book Asia Award.
Greg Constantine’s work has been recognised in Pictures of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, the Human Rights Press Awards (Hong Kong), the Society of Publishers in Asia, Days Japan, International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie and the Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism. He was part of a team of journalists from the International Herald Tribune who received the Osborn Elliot Prize for Journalism in Asia in 2009. He was shortlisted for the Amnesty International Media Award for Photojournalism in the UK in 2011.
Exhibitions of Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya have been held in: Bangkok, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Canberra, Istanbul, New York City, London, Geneva, in the European Parliament in Brussels, Customs House in Sydney and at US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.
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