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Through The Eyes Of An IDP

Period:21 Oct 2016 - 02 Dec 2016

Address:518/5, Phloen Chit Rd., Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel:+6626520580

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The struggles of life in Myanmar will be portrayed during the "Through The Eyes Of An IDP" exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand's Photo Gallery from tomorrow to Dec 2.

This photo exhibition is the result of Bangkok-residing British photographer Kayla Richards' project looking in-depth at the lives of internally displaced people (IDP) living in Myanmar, and the struggles they're facing due to brutal civil conflict.

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A children’s-eye view of tragedy

The struggles of life in Myanmar will be portrayed during the "Through The Eyes Of An IDP" exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand's Photo Gallery from tomorrow to Dec 2.

This photo exhibition is the result of Bangkok-residing British photographer Kayla Richards' project looking in-depth at the lives of internally displaced people (IDP) living in Myanmar, and the struggles they're facing due to brutal civil conflict.

The project is designed to raise awareness of the current situation and document the lives children are currently living. It's meant to show that if the current civil conflict does not end, what these children live through every day will be the future of the next generation. Up to 30 children from three ethnic groups and three areas of Myanmar — Rohingya, Karen and Kachin — were given a disposable camera and notebook each and asked to photograph their everyday lives. No guidance was given as to what to photograph, simply what they see throughout the day.

The hope was that one or two successful photographs would be developed from each camera. But the children exceeded every expectation. Once developed, on average, there were around 10 astonishing, eye-opening photographs from each child. With the children taking different approaches to photography, their pictures show a combination of the struggles of life as an IDP in Myanmar, moments that only children could capture in their pure innocence.

Richards received a degree in photography from the University of East London, where her training was combined with an interest in social and environmental issues. She has participated in many art shows and exhibitions across London, and is working on solo shows across Asia.

The exhibition can be viewed daily from 10am-11pm on weekdays. The FCCT is on the penthouse of Maneeya Centre Building, Phloenchit Road.

Call 02-652-0580.

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518/5, Phloen Chit Rd., Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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