In May 2015, a photo of the rickety boats stranded in the Andaman Sea packed with desperate men, women and children from Myanmar and Bangladesh made international headlines, a searing reminder that Europe was not the only continent experiencing a refugee crisis. This year, Agence France-Presse (AFP) revisits its coverage on the issue across both Europe and Asia. The anxious parents helping children over the razor wire fences bordering between Syria and Turkey,mass graves found in Thai jungle prison camps, exhausted people marching in columns down Eastern European roads, packed shelters in Indonesia or wrecked boats lying in a haunting sea of discarded life jackets on the Greek coast, these moments will be exposed in the “Odysseys” exhibition which will explain the misery moment of these suffering families searching for a better life through the lens of talented AFP’s photographer.
The “Odysseys” exhibition will debut in Bangkok in May 3 unitil 29 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), before moving on to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta respectively. There’s also a special public discussion session at 16.00 on May 11, at the BACC with two AFP photographers — Christophe Archambault from Bangkok and Ye Aung Thu from Yangon in the topic of how they covered the crisis in South-East Asia.
For more information please visit the BACC’s Facebook event page