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Gold 2020 Editorial / Conflict

I Am Rohingya

  • Photographer
    Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
  • Agency / Studio
    Zuma Press, Usa
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Conflict

The 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 as 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 are deprived from their own land, human rights and citizenship. In recent times, the Myanmar Army started a silent genocide to forcefully evacuate them out of the country.

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Bangladesh-based photographer who won hundreds of photographic competitions worldwide including the Lucie Award, Human Rights Press Award, and Allard Prize. Hasan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography from Falmouth University, an Undergraduate Certificate in Art History from Oxford University, a PGD in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University, and graduated in Filmmaking from the University of Sydney. He is currently pursuing a Certificate in Creative Practices at the International Center of Photography. He is represented by ┬░CLAIR Galerie.