The Rohingya Photographer: A new exhibition in East London
‘If we aren’t able to represent ourselves, how will we rebuild our nation?’
Abul Kalam is fighting to get his camera back from the Bangladeshi authorities after being arrested while documenting the forced removal of the Rohingya from refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to the remote island of Bhasan Char.
As he loses hope of ever seeing his camera again, he decides to empower the next generation to represent themselves, by teaching children photography.
Join us for the opening of an exhibition showcasing Kalam’s photography, along with the screening of The Rohingya Photographer, a short film which tells his story. You will hear from expert speakers, the filmmakers and Abul himself on what freedom of expression and self-representation mean for Rohingya.
When: Tuesday, 25 April 2023, from 18:00 BST
Where: Four Corners Gallery, Ground Floor, 121 Roman Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 0QN
Accessibility: The gallery has a ground-floor entrance with level access. If you have any specific accessibility needs, please let us know.
Refreshments will be served.
Can’t attend? Kalam’s photography and The Rohingya Photographer film will be available to view at Four Corners Gallery, London from 25 to 29 April, 11 am to 6 pm. It is free and open to all. Don’t miss it!
Photo: Copyright Abul Kalam.