Photo Exhibition “Resilience and Uncertainty: Mekong Migrant Workers Amid the Pandemic Downturn”

On 15-20 December 2020, Mekong Migration Network organised a photo exhibition in collaboration with SEA Junction. The exhibition showcased the images taken by documentary photographer John Hulme, and stories of migrants interviewed by MMN team in Phang Nga, Mae Sot, Ranong, and Chiang Mai. The project attempted to provide  migrants an opportunity to tell their stories in their own words, and bring their challenges and resilience into the limelight.  We also hope that it will serve as a means to illustrate how complex systems, whether in relation to migration policies or social protection policies, can impact migrants’ lives, further initiating a discussion on existing problems and possible solutions.

The launching event of the exhibition took place on 15 December 2020. Moderated by Pranom Somwong, Photographer John Hulme, Brahm Press, Director, MAP Foundation/MMN, Sai Aung Tun, Community Liaison Officer, Foundation for Education and Development/MMN, Su Myat Hlaing, a migrant worker from Myanmar currently in Thailand, formed a panel and shared their perspectives on migrants’ lives during the pandemic downturn.

The full video of the event can be found on SEA-Junction’s Facebook page

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition and hear from documentary photographer John Hulme below