A Chance to Breathe
Authors: 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 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 experiences of Rohingya people through Rohingya lenses.