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Opens tomorrow: Searching for Sanctuary

Experience the untold story of an asylum seeker overcoming unthinkable odds. 

Double Walkley Award winning documentary photographer Barat Ali Batoor takes us beyond the headlines to reveal his personal journey as a Hazara asylum seeker in our latest exhibition.

After publishing a piece in The Washington Post exposing child exploitation in his homeland of Afghanistan, Batoor became the target of death threats. Forced to flee his country, he began a life in exile – but he never stopped taking photos.​

From Pakistan and Thailand to Indonesia and Australia, Batoor spent a year enduring the impossible while capturing the untold stories of asylum seekers.

Searching for Sanctuary:
A journey of survival by Barat Ali Batoor

Exhibition open daily | 10am to 6pm
Keith Murdoch Gallery

Get a glimpse of the story

Barat Ali Batoor shares a well known Persian poem from a notebook he found at a safehouse in Kuala Lumpur.

Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.

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