Photo exhibition ‘Born Refugee’ shows story of newborn Rohingya refugees

Currently on display in the cultural centre De Factorij in Zaventem until October 30th, Born Refugee- A Rohingya story tells the story of newborns in the largest refugee camp in the world. It was 2017 when Bengali photographer Turjoy Chowdhury heard a baby’s cry as he was walking through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The enormous refugee camp in the world that gives home to more than 600,000 refugees. Mostly to Rohingya people who fled from neighbouring country Myanmar.

Touched by the innocence of the babies, Turjoy decided to capture the newborns in the camp. These photos became the start of the project: Born Refugee- A Rohingya story. 21bis-reporter Denise Perdeck visited the museum to check out the exhibition.


Watch the video below to see the report.



See more of the work from Turjoy Chowdhory on his website.



Text & video: Denise Perdeck, image: © Denise Perdeck, © Turjoy Chowdhury