Rohingya exhibition series comes to Istanbul
The exhibition highlights human rights violations against the Rohingya.“Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya,” a photography exhibition by acclaimed U.S. documentary photographer Greg Constantine, will open at Galata Fotoğrafhanesi in Istanbul on July 4.
The exhibition will highlight the persecution and human rights violations against the stateless Rohingya community in Burma.
Recognized as one of the most persecuted people in the world, the Rohingya are a Muslim minority from the Rakhine State in western Myanmar (Burma). In 1982, the Rohingya were stripped of their citizenship and have been a stateless people since then.
Decades of discriminatory policies toward the Rohingya, the denial of fundamental rights and a number of human rights abuses have forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to flee their homeland where they are unwanted, unwelcome and find little protection or sanctuary.
Communal violence Burma in 2012 destroyed many Rohingya communities throughout Rakhine and displaced over 140,000 Rohingya into IDP camps where they are isolated, segregated and denied the ability to travel, find work, attend schools or access adequate medical care.
Human rights groups have described the situation as ethnic cleansing and a crime against humanity.
The exhibition, which will continue until July 30, is part of a series of international exhibitions with the same name.
Exhibitions have been held in: London, Canberra, Washington DC, Brussels, Jakarta, Bangkok, Tokyo, Yogyakarta, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and most recently, New York City.