(MAE SOT, August 2023)—On August 24 and 25, 2023, an event held in Mae Sot, Thailand featured photographs by award-winning Rohingya photographers Omal Khair, Dil Kayas, and Azimul Hasson. The exhibition included photos from their photography book “A Chance to Breathe,” which was published in August last year.
From 2018 to 2022, the three authors were Media Fellows at Fortify Rights and Doha Debates, receiving training and support in photography and storytelling. By telling visual stories of life and resilience and the Rohingya struggle for survival, the exhibition helps reframe dominant narratives of death and victimhood often associated with the Rohingya people.
The exhibition took place during a by-invitation event with approximately 120 to 150 participants.