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Exiled To Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya

A photographic exhibition by Greg Constantine

Produced by the City of Sydney

Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya is a result of nine years of work and twelve trips to Bangladesh and Burma from 2006 to 2014. It aims to provide evidence of the desperate situation the Rohingya face in Burma and Bangladesh and it hopes to highlight the need for solutions to what is one of the longest and most extreme situations of statelessness and human rights abuse in the world today. The project shares the stories and plight of a people who right now have no-where to go and provides evidence of their courage to stay alive whatever the ground beneath their feet.

Greg Constantine is an award-winning photographer from the United States. In 2005, he moved to Asia and began work on his long-term project, Nowhere People, which documents the struggles and plight of stateless communities around the world.

Constantine has spent the past ten years documenting stateless communities from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Kuwait, Lebanon, Serbia, Holland, Italy and Malta. He began his work on the Rohingya in early 2006. Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya was produced from 8 trips to southern Bangladesh from 2006 to Feb. 2012 and four trips inside Burma since ethnic violence broke out in June 2012. His book, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya was named a 2012 Notable Photo Book of the Year by the Independent on Sunday in the UK and PDN Magazine in the US and was named a finalist for the 2013 IPA Photo Book Asia Award.

The book, Exiled To Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya is available from

Presented in cooperation with Refugee Week 2016.

Greg Constantine will give an artist talk on Saturday 25 June 2016 from 2pm to 3pm.

Main image: After decades of persecution in their homeland of Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been forced to leave. Blind in one eye after being beaten in the head during forced labor, this man fled from Burma in the mid-1990s. He is one of an estimated 250,000 undocumented Rohingya now living in Bangladesh.

Images courtesy Greg Constantine.



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Friday 24 June to Sunday 2 October 2016

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