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Finding New Light

Photo-activism and Archives Across South and Southeast Asia

Installation view of “Growing Like A Tree,” at Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai, 2021. Photo by Ismail Noor/Seeing Things. Courtesy the artists and Ishara Art Foundation.

The recent rise of majoritarian politics in countries across South and Southeast Asia—from the Hindu supremacism of Narendra Modi’s government in India to the state persecution of minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh, and the ethnic clea nsing of the Rohingya in Myanmar—has pushed many minority communities to the margins of society while also throttling outlets of free expression. In recent years…

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