Bangkok photo exhibit portrays plight of Myanmar refugees, in Nikkei Asia

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My latest story in Nikkei Asia is about ‘Endless Escape’, an exhibition currently at BACC in Bangkok, documenting the plight of refugees trying to flee fighting and government repression in Myanmar by crossing into Thailand and getting trapped, pushed back or killed along the border.

BANGKOK — “If you exhibit a photo like this (of a child in a makeshift hut) or if you criticize the military while you are in Myanmar, that might be the last day of your life,” said Burmese photographer Aung Naing Soe. His work is featured in “Endless Escape: Fleeing Myanmar to Thailand,” a photo exhibition documenting refugees trapped in the borderlands between Thailand and Myanmar. The exhibit runs until Nov. 6 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center.

Organized by SEA Junction, a Bangkok-based foundation that promotes cultural interactions in Southeast Asia, the work by photographers Yan Naing Aung, Zin Koko, media collective Visual Rebellion Myanmar, and Aung Naing Soe documents the plight of villagers displaced by the conflict between December 2021 and March 2022.

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