A Chance to Breathe by Omal Khair, Dil Kayas and Azimul Hasson
The three photographers featured in this book are ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar. For years, Myanmar authorities targeted the Rohingya for genocide, forcing these authors and hundreds of thousands of others from their homes in Rakhine State.
Omal Khair, Dil Kayas and Azimul Hasson have been visually documenting life in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, since 2018. The book you hold in your hands is a selection of their photography and poetry.
While the genocide brought the plight of the Rohingya to households globally, this book is a testament to the fact that the Rohingya are more than survivors of atrocities. And the refugee camps in Bangladesh are more than a massive tent-city of victims. In these pages you will see the lived experience of Rohingya people through Rohingya lenses.
All three authors of this book are inaugural graduates of a “media fellowship” supported by Fortify Rights and Doha Debates. The authors are still living among more than one million other Rohingya in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, still dreaming of returning home.
The book will be released August 25th, 2022.
Copyright 2022 FotoEvidence/ Fortify Rights /Doha Debates All rights reserved.
Photographs and poetry copyright © 2022 Omal Khair, Dil Kayas, Azimul Hasson and Shahida Win
Foreword © Taimoor Sobhan and Matthew Smith
Artistic director@ Svetlana Bachevanova
Photo Editor: Patrick Brown
Text Editor: David Stuart and Jonathan Aung
Burmese Translators: Nei Htek Naing and Jonathan Aung
Design: Melike Tascioglu Vaughan
Image Postproduction: Studio Fahrenheit
10.5x 16 cm
Languages: Burmese and English
ORDERS TO EUROPE WILL BE DELIVERED IN SEPTEMBER 2022.
ORDERS TO THE USA WILL BE DELIVERED IN OCTOBER 2022.