Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh is on view May 6–October 1, 2017.

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh discuss his approach to portraiture.

Audio length: 2:23

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh speak about the photographs he made in East African refugee camps in the early 1990s.

Audio length: 4:11

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh read a letter to the outside world written by Abshiro Aden Mohammed, a women’s leader in the Somali refugee camp at Dagahaley, Kenya, in 2000.

Please be advised that this audio recording contains descriptions of sexual assault.

Audio length: 6:53

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh read a passionate manifesto on the rights of women that was given to him in northwest Pakistan by an Afghan woman forced into exile.

Audio length: 7:22

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh read the first-person testimony of Shahjahan Apa, a women’s rights leader in Delhi, India.

Please be advised that this audio recording contains descriptions of assault.

Audio length: 7:11

Listen to photographer Fazal Sheikh read Maḥmūd Muḥammad Maḥmūd’s recollections of home and his memories of being forced to abandon his village as a child.

Audio length: 4:06