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Gold 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

The Last Savings

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

The world is at risk of widespread famines caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The impact of global economic devastation caused by Covid-19 has already declared as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the Second World War. The number suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million. For Bangladesh it has become a human and food crisis catastrophe both. The sufferings of approximately 7 million slum dwellers around Dhaka city are multiplying due to fall in income and price hike of consumer goods.

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.