October 2010 Archives

The Horrible Drudgery of Detention

October 28, 2010 6:54 PM
from Disappointed by Hope - Photograph by Jonathan KwokThe first group of Vietnamese men marched from their block two by two.  Handcuffed in pairs, free arms holding the shoulder of the detainee in front of them, heads down.  They entered...
Vietnamese Migrant, from Disappointed by Hope - Photograph by Jonathan Kwok The Detention Centre we visited is tucked away in a small town, about an hour and a half drive from the main city where we met.  We drove through...

The Impossible Choices of Refugees

October 15, 2010 12:56 PM
Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia - Photograph by Jonathan Kwok Change Noor's name - he has done so himself - to another. Make it Hashim, or Ishmael. The names change but the stories have similar strands. Yet the threads that tie...
Rohingya Refugee, Malaysia - Photo by Jonathan Kwok He had no reason to lie to us. The tears on his face said it all. They appeared suddenly, streamed clear lines on his dark skin. The first, the only tears I...

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