News Agency Exhibits Photos of Refugee Plight

Rohingya migrants passing food supplies dropped by a Royal Thai Navy helicopter to others in May, 2015, near Koh Lipe. Photo: Christophe Archambault / Facebook

BANGKOK — To commemorate one year after the Rohingya refugee crisis, Agence France-Presse is exhibiting their coverage of refugees and migrants across Asia and Europe at a special display in Bangkok.

Work by 14 photographers from the French news agency can be seen at a photo exhibition entitled “Odysseys” on the walls of the Bangkok Art and Culture Center from today until May 29.

All photos were selected by AFP editors. They include images of unwanted Rohingya refugees on a ship stranded in the Andaman Sea and the same group of people a month later living at camps in Indonesia’s Aceh province.


The display also includes images of mass graves discovered in jungle prison camps in southern Thailand.

As part of the exhibition, two Agence France-Presse photographers – Bangkok-based Christophe Archambault and Ye Aung Thu from Yangon – will talk about how they covered the crisis in Southeast Asia at a panel discussion starting 4pm on May 11 on the Bangkok Art and Culture Center’s fifth floor.

Admission is free. After Bangkok the exhibition will be move on to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

Bangkok Art and Culture Center is located next to BTS National Stadium. The contemporary art center is closed on Mondays.

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