Group photo show depicts Rohingya sufferings

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:13, Dec 04,2017 | Updated: 00:12, Dec 05,2017

 
 

Visitors look at displayed photographs at Pathshala in Dhanmondi.— New Age photo

Students of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute have organised a three-day exhibition at Pathshala in Dhanmondi titled ‘Porobashi Rohingya’ featuring sufferings of the Rohingya community, who fled to Bangladesh to escape torture of the Burmese army.
The exhibition features 37 photographs captured by four students Rahat M Ahmed, Nasima Bau, Amboy Adit and Shahdat Hossain Bappy, along with photographs of noted photographers including Abir Abdulliah, Rahul Talukdar, Shuvra Kanti Das, MK Akash, Manirul Alam and Shamsul Alam Helal. The show is also featuring newspaper clippings of published articles on Rohingya issue in local newspapers and some caricature drawn by noted cartoonists like Mehedi Haq, Murphy and Syed Atiqullah. Celebrated photo artiste Taslima Akhter is the curator of the exhibition.
The photographs depict sufferings of the helpless Rohingyas, who fled from Rakhine State of Myanmar (also called Burma) after Burmese military forces and extremist Buddhists started a major crackdown on the ethnic minority Rohingyas.
Portraits of Rohingya men, women and children, photographs showing women carrying small children fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh are on display at the show.
The exhibition, which began from December 2, will remain open from 3pm to 8pm, till today.

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