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This photobook celebrates the diverse perspectives and artistic expressions of Rohingya people. The 12 Rohingya artists featured in the book are the winners of “Rohingya Realities; Rohingya Futures,” Oxfam’s August Art 2020 Competition.

August 2020 marked three years since the start of a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, which resulted in more than 700,000 Rohingya people fleeing to Bangladesh in search of safety. To help mark this moment, Oxfam asked Rohingya artists to share works reflecting on their own experiences and dreams for the future. We received a wide range of visual art, photography, music and poetry from artists in Bangladesh, Myanmar and further afield. From the submissions received, a committee of Oxfam staff selected these 12 winning entries. The artwork speaks to the resilience of the Rohingya community as artists reflect upon past hardships and trauma, daily joys, and their hopes for a more peaceful future.

Selected pieces reflect the views and opinions of individual artists and do not necessarily reflect those of Oxfam.

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