Through the eyes of a refugee child

By Carolyn Hong

April 2015 FOOTPRINTS
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Refugee children are nonentities to most of us. They are quite invisible in our daily lives. Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil, however, aims to provide us with glimpses into their world through photographs and essays – produced by the children themselves.When Universiti Malaya anthropology lecturer Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil began his project last year, he was not sure it would get anywhere. It seemed a tough job, and perhaps even a futile one, to teach refugee children to take photographs.After all, they come...

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Carolyn Hong

lives in Ba Kelalan sometimes, in KL sometimes. A former journalist who once chased the big stories for a regional newspaper, she now hunts for the small stories in Malaysia’s smallest places.