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Milperra (NSW): Rohingya: Refugee Crisis in Colour

7 June 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rohingya: Refugee Crisis in Colour is a photography exhibition about the ongoing genocide against Myanmar’s Muslim minority ethnic group. Known as the ‘world’s most persecuted people’, the Rohingya are a stateless minority living in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Since August 2017, the Rohingya have also been subject to a brutal genocide, with over half a million being forced to flee into neighbouring Bangladesh. In 2016, Ali MC (www.alimc.com.au) visited Rohingya refugee and internally displaced peoples’ camps in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. His aim was to meet with, and photograph, Rohingya people, and document their living conditions. Unlike the photojournalism of poverty and angst, Ali MC also wanted to portray Rohingya as a people with pride and determination. Rohingya: Refugee Crisis in Colour features Ali MC’s stunning medium format colour photography, that captures both the adversity and the resilience of the Rohingya people.

Please join us at the exhibition opening on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 5.30pm.

This event will be held in the Margot Hardy Gallery (Foyer of Building 23), Western Sydney University (Bankstown Campus) Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra.

The opening will include a number of small talks by Ali MC (photographer), Paul Power (Refugee Council of Australia), Ahsan Ul Haque (Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia) and Linda Briskman (Western Sydney University).

This event will be catered.

Sponsored by the Challenging Racism Project, the Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia and Academics for Refugees.

For more information please contact:
Please see the following link for a map of the Bankstown campus: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/bankstown

Details

Date:
7 June 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rohingya-refugee-crisis-in-colour-tickets-45923251682

Venue

Margot Hardy Gallery
Bullecourt Avenue
Milperra, NSW Australia
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