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Away From Home

Photographer's Name: 
Tammy Law

Part of a larger series focusing on people from Myanmar whose families live transnationally. ‘Away from Home’ shows a dual sense of belonging and not belonging, and feelings of 'in-betweeness'. The image comments on the multidimensional complexities of being a refugee, both at home and away. Resettlement has become a common survival method for many people. This photograph was taken in Australia at the home of a family member whose close relatives still reside within refugee camps on the border of Thailand and Myanmar.