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Have you seen our latest exhibition, titled #whereilaymyhead, in #Brunswick? Curated by @madl_enka, and housed in @hillvalephoto's @hillvalegallery, this exhibition focuses on the untold stories of those faced with #displacement. Pictured is @alanaholmberg's images from "The Price of Conflict, The Prospect of Peace," which included a #VR segment. Image captions from left to right: Pictured (left) is a portrait of Andrew Fioga, 50, wearing long strands of shell money given to his family by the family of those who kidnapped, tortured and killed his father during 'The Tensions', a period of #conflict between #militants from two ethnic groups that gripped the #SolomonIslands from 1998 - 2003. #Shell money is a traditional medium of exchange, made from cowrie shells. The strands Andrew wears were traded as part of the traditional reconciliation ceremony held after recovering his father's body in 2010, a decade after he was buried alive. 29 March, 2016. Pictured right is nine-year-old #Solomon Islander Evangaliza and a young friend play by the #sea nearby their village close to the capital, #Honiara. In Solomon Islands, 87% of children complete primary school, but just 18.9% of the population have a #secondaryeducation. It has been 14 years since an #Australian-led intervention brought peace to the Solomon Islands. Yet, families are still feeling the aftermath. Evangaliza first attended primary school the same week this image was made, as a nine-year-old. Due to the cost of school fees - $50 Solomon Island dollars per semester ($6.40 USD) - she stayed at home until her aunt agreed to pay for her first term. 28 March, 2016. Photo: @bendophoto ____________________________ @s1T2creative @worldbank @oculi #displacedpersons #photography #photojournalism #worldbank #australia #melbourne #exhibition #dysturb
We're looking forward to tonight's event at @hillvalegallery, and we'd like to give a special shout out to @madl_enka for curating the show and to @prismimaging for their time to help make this event happen! If you're in #NorthMelbourne, be sure to stop by Prism to see the large format paste-up of @davidmauricesmith's image of #refugees in #Indonesia. The caption: Cisarua, Bogor, West Java. June 13, #2014. Abulfazal Muhamadi, 10, and his sister Haniya have both been in Indonesia for 8 months after their family fled #Iran. They say they have been living there as refugees for over 30 years. As Hazaras are originally from Afghanistan, their family was deported when their father was caught working illegally and sent back to Afghanistan. Their grandfather and uncle had been killed after being sent back to Afghanistan previously, so their parents borrowed money to pay a smuggler to get them to Indonesia with the hopes of boarding a boat to Australia. They learned of the Operation Sovereign Borders "stop the boats" legislation when they reached Malaysia. With a zero tolerance approach, this operation allows the Australian government to turn back boats arriving in Australian waters and controversially resettle asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea. Photo: @davidmauricesmith / @oculi
#BTS moment on location in #Dandenong! @bbatoor looks on as @bendophoto adds the finishing touches to the installation of his image on the corner of Scott St & Thomas St! The caption of @bbatoor's image: #Cisarua, #Bogor, #Indonesia. January 01, 2013. Majid rests after a friendly soccer match. Many asylum seekers, like Majid, sleep during the day and wake up at night, spending their time in limbo waiting as they wait for visas that will aid them in obtaining work or an education. Majid told Barat his story: He was born as a refugee and grew up in Iran. His father returned to Afghanistan in 2002, but was kidnapped by the Taliban and went missing. His eldest brother was then deported from Iran to Afghanistan and was killed. Video: @kyla_woods ______________________________________ @hillvalegallery @hillvalephoto @prismimaging #whereilaymyhead #brunswick #dysturb
Tonight is the grand opening of #whereilaymyhead, held in conjunction with @hillvalephoto/ @hillvalegallery! It kicks off at 6 pm in #Brunswick – for more details, check the link in the bio πŸ‘†πŸ½ Big thanks to our curator @madl_enka and to @prismimaging & all the contributing photogs! One of the images included in the exhibition is @malinfezehai's of an #IDP camp in #Batticaloa, #SriLanka, #2007. A girl sits in an IDP (internally displaced people) camp. The divisions between the #Sinhalese majority and #Tamil minority in Sri Lanka have led to a #civilwar that has claimed tens of thousands of deaths and IDP. The term IDP has created an identity for many civilians in Sri Lanka and has become a way of life. IDP is used for the individuals or groups of people who have been forced to flee their homes to escape armed conflict or a #naturaldisaster, and Sri Lanka has experienced both. The 2004 tsunami displaced about a half a million people, though, the numbers have since decreased due to the rebuilding efforts. In 2006 the Sri Lankan government started military operations to capture the Tamil Tiger stronghold of #Vakarai, in the east. This provoked another major influx of refugees. Photo: @malinfezehai
Yesterday, we visited @mckinnonsc to help students install @lauraboushnak's ( @rawiyacollective) image of two women at the #Egyptian-controlled border in #Palestine. The caption of this image: #Gaza City, Palestine. June 1, 2016. Sally, 18, waits with her mother at the Egyptian-controlled border at Rafah, hoping her name will be announced. She has been accepted to study medicine in #Germany. Her visa to Germany was approved, but after her travel permit from #Jordan was refused three times, her father managed to add her name to a list to travel through #Rafah. On this day, she packed her belongings and went to the border to wait with her parents and siblings, unsure if she’d be able to cross. β€œThe Rafah border opens usually for a few days a year. Many people flock there, desperate to leave,” she says. β€œI’ve read many stories shared by people on social media on how humiliating and difficult the whole crossing procedure is.” Photo: @bendophoto
Noticed anything different in #Fitzroy? We've placed @janehahn's image taken in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons camp, on the corner of Reid St and St. Georges Rd to coincide with our collaborative exhibition #whereIlaymyhead with @hillvalegallery! The caption of this image reads: Central African Republic, #Bangui. February 13, 2016. Women sell food under the wing of a plane wreckage being used as housing in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons camp. The crisis began in March 2013 after a coup d'etat deposed President Francois Bozize and the country spiralled into inter-ethnic and inter-religious violence. As of November 2016, #UNHCR reported that there are more than 434,000 internally displaced due to conflict and up to 500,000 fleeing the country. Since December 2016, the government has been in the process of closing the camp, which is located next to the the capital's airport. The camp was established in late 2013, and according to @unicef report up to 70,000 people took shelter there at the height of the crisis. During the crisis, most aid agencies chose to reduce or eliminate aid to the camp in order to discourage people from settling there. The lack of food forced many to become desperate, and in 2014 numerous reports surfaced of children as young as 9 bartering sexual acts for food from foreign soldiers and U.N. #peacekeepers. Photo: @janehahn __________________________ @hillvalephoto #australia #displacement #unitednations #photojournalism
πŸ‘€ #ICYMI, #whereilaymyhead opens in a couple of days! To coincide with this collab with @hillvalegallery, we've installed @emin_ozmen's photo on the cross road of Thomas St and Scott St. The caption of this image: Cefhane - #Sirnak, #Turkey. May 10, #2016. Tensions between #Turkish authorities and Kurdish groups, such as the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), have escalated. Over 10,000 people live in temporary #refugee camps around Sirnak and according to a #OHCHR report on the period of July 2015 to December 2016, up to 500,000 people, mostly #Kurds, had been displaced. Video: @kyla_woods ___________________________ @agencelejournal @hillvalephoto @prismimaging #photojournalism #dysturb #photography #melbourne #australia
As part of our #whereilaymyhead exhibition, we've installed large format images on the corner of Reid St & St Georges Rd in #NorthFitzroy! Pictured is a #bts #hyperlapse of the installation of @ismailferdous' image taken of the dismantling of #thejungle in #calais! The caption of the photograph: Calais, #France Oct. 26, #2016. An African #migrant runs with his bike as thick smoke and flames rise from tents after fires were started in the makeshift camp known as "The Jungle". The camp contained over 7, 000 #migrants trying to reach the U.K. and was cleared by the French government. πŸŽ₯: @bendophoto _________________________ @hillvalegallery @hillvalephoto @prismimaging #photography #photojournalism #migrantcrisis #australia
#BTS: The #Dysturb team prepares for the upcoming 'Where I Lay My Head' exhibition at @hillvalegallery in #Melbourne, #Australia! It opens May 17! Video: @kyla_woods #whereilaymyhead #photojournalism #photography #behindthescenes
For the remainder of the week, we are taking over @foam_amsterdam's #Instagram feed! We are sharing a variety of images & videos from the #collectivism group show, including #BTS moments and clips of the large-format installations. One of the images we've installed for the exhibition is @espenras' photograph of right-wing extremist in #Russia. The caption of this image: January #2017. #Moscow, Russia. Right-wing extremist, Inna Bunina, 27, carries a #raven on her shoulder and wears #swastika-like symbols on her clothes and as tattoos. She has 20,000 #Instagram followers and most of the 500 images she has posted have been shot by a professional photographer. On Many of the shots, she poses together with her two kids. Her username contains the numbers 88 (meaning 'Heil Hitler'). Inna is the face of the right-wing clothing brand White Rex, renowned for both #clothes and #weapons, founded by the former skinhead and MMA-fighter Denis Nikitin. Photo: @espenras (VG/ @panospictures)
On the corner of Swanston st, Melbourne, keep your eyes peeled for @sebastianliste's image of a boy jumping from an abandoned #chocolate #factory building! The caption of this image: Salvador de Bahia, #Brazil. March 20, 2011. A boy jumps from a building of an #abandoned chocolate factory. Despite the lack of socio-economic support from the government, families have managed to make a safe place for themselves to live - forming a #communityof their own which is safer that the alternatives available to them. However, they are currently being evicted by the government because they are there illegally. Photo: @morgophoto _________________________________ #dysturb #eviction #abandonedbuilding #decay #salvadordebahia #poverty #eviction @noorimages @rmituniveristy
In the years that followed the abduction of the #schoolgirls from #Chibok, #Nigeria, some schools in the region that educate girls were forced to close for safety reasons. @rahimagambo photographed two girls, Rukkaya and Hadiza (pictured), who both attended one of the schools that closed. The caption of this image: Maiduguri, Borno State. 11 May 2016. Rukkaya and Hadiza, both 18 years of age, pose for a portrait during break time in their school, which was recently reopened after a two-year closure following the abduction of schoolgirls from the nearby town. They both remember having to put their school uniforms in plastic bags so they would not be targeted by the insurgent group. This photo is currently installed at Swanston St in #Melbourne as part of our collab with @rmituniversity. Photo: @rahimagambo