Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highland

You’re invited to Ali MC’s new exhibition.

High in the mountains of north-east India, the indigenous Khasi eke out a living quarrying stone for shipment to Bangladesh. Hauled from the quarry and broken into smaller sized pieces by hand, the ‘nong shain maw’ – a Khasi word meaning ‘the people who break the rock’ – are paid as little as $2 per day.

Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands is a medium format photography exhibition by Ali MC. The exhibition documents the life for the Nong Shain Maw as ‘the people who break the rock.’

OPENING: Saturday 18 May, 4pm – 5.30pm
EXHIBITION: 18 May – 8 June
VENUE: FCAC Gabriel Gallery
PRESENTATION: Thursday May 23 1-2pm, Michaels Camera (263-269 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne)

Part of the 2019 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, sponsored by Michaels Camera, Video and Digital.