I am Rohingya

Winners 2019

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Dhaka Based documentary photographer. Hasan was nominated for many international awards and won hundreds of photographic competitions worldwide including Lucie Award. Hasan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography from Falmouth University, and an Undergraduate Certificate from Oxford University. He also pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University. And graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at Ulster University.
3 place
The Conflict

I am Rohingya

Rohingya is a minor Muslim ethnic group who lived in Myanmar for centuries. However, due to the racism and many other socio-political issues among the majority in Myanmar, they were declared a stateless Bengali community who migrated to Myanmar from Bangladesh.Over one million Rohingyas live in Myanmar, and they are the most persecuted people in the world who were deprived of their land, human rights and citizenship. In recent years, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide, forcing people to leave from their country.

Moreover, the system has been encouraging the Rohingya to enter Bangladesh illegally for a long time. The recent wave of violence in 2017 has pushed nearly a million Rohingyas to cross the border of Myanmar in search of safe refuge in Bangladesh. Many families have lost their beloved ones as many of them were murdered, raped, tortured due to the invasion of Myanmar Army.