PUBLIC TALK: Hazara Exodus -The Unseen Road to Asylum
|Hazara Exodus -The Unseen Road to Asylum : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series
In this lecture, photographer Barat Ali Batoor will discuss his journey and the persecution of the Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including their migration to Australia.
Barat Ali Batoor and his family were driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were massacred. He returned to Afghanistan for the first time after September 11, 2001, when the Taliban regime was still in Kandahar. After visiting the devastation and destruction of 23 years of war, Batoor decided to draw the world’s attention to the plight of the Afghani people.
Batoor started photography in 2002 and launched his first solo exhibition in 2007. His works have been published in magazines, newspapers and catalogues such as The Washington Post, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Stern, India Today, Afghan Scene, Risk Magazine,The Global Mail, The West Australian,Strategic Review and others.
He was the 2009 recipient of a photography grant from New York’s Open Society Institute for the project “Child Trafficking in Afghanistan/The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan”. At the Nikon-Walkley Awards in Australia this year, Batoor won Photo of the Year and was a winner in the Photo Essay category. He was also recently awarded the 2014 Communication for Social Change Award by The University of
This talk is part of the 'Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul' exhibition at the WA Museum, Perth.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a series of events as part of the exhibition.
COST: Free, but RSVP is required via https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/afghanistan
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