In the heart of India’s bustling capital, New Delhi, a remarkable event unfolded, captivating the senses and stirring emotions. The “Rethinking Migration: Azadi to Co-exist” photo exhibition, a collaboration between the Danish Siddiqui Foundation and The Azadi Project, opened its doors to the world, shedding light on the often-overlooked issue of forced migration.
The morning was graced by the presence of an esteemed guest, Ms. Martine Aamdal Bottheim, Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in India. In her company, a diverse and talented group of photographers embarked on a captivating visual journey, capturing the resilience and challenges faced by those compelled to leave their homes and homelands.
The event’s success was a testament to the commitment and dedication of all those who joined us. Their presence added immense value to the occasion, and their support was deeply appreciated. As the world becomes increasingly aware of the hardships faced by displaced communities, events like these play a vital role in raising consciousness and igniting conversations.
The “Rethinking Migration” exhibition did not merely shine a light on the challenges of forced migration; it also paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Danish Siddiqui. Danish, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, left a profound mark on the world through his powerful visual narratives. His legacy continues to inspire a new generation of photojournalists to pick up their cameras and tell the stories that matter most.
This incredible showcase wouldn’t have been possible without the immensely talented photographers who shared their remarkable work with us. Ararti Kumar Rao, Din Muhammad Shibly, Saumya Khandelwal, Prashanth Vishwanathan, Ranita Roy, Kaynat Salmani, Omal Khair, Dil Kayas, Azimul Hasson, Sujata Setia, and David Weston illuminated the exhibition with their powerful narratives. Their dedication to shedding light on critical issues through their lens is nothing short of commendable.
We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to Priyali Sur, Sindhuja Sankaran, Eric Chopra, and Ruchi Ruuh for their invaluable collaboration in organizing this event. Their dedication and support were instrumental in making this exhibition a resounding success.
The “Rethinking Migration: Azadi to Co-exist” photo exhibition reminds us that, through the power of visual storytelling, we can raise awareness, build empathy, and contribute to positive change in the world. As we look to the future, events like these continue to be beacons of hope and catalysts for social transformation.
The Danish Siddiqui Foundation, together with The Azadi Project, remains committed to inspiring change through photography, and events like this are a testament to the enduring power of the visual medium. As we close this chapter, we eagerly await the next installment, where new narratives will come to life, and more stories will be told through the lens.