Welcome to this virtual exhibition of The Rohingya Photography Competition. This moving collection of photos was taken by Rohingya refugees themselves.
The Rohingya Photography Competition is an annual event and there have been two iterations in 2020 and 2021. The initiative was taken by London-based documentary filmmaker Shafiur Rahman. A selection of photos have been exhibited by the Oxford Human Rights Festival in Oxford, UK in both 2020 and 2021.
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“To tell one’s own story, to have a voice, to be heard, should never be things one has to strive for, but for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, that too is an aspiration. Their photographs show their struggles and their reality. They also show hope. But above all they show their humanity. Hopefully they will reawaken ours.”Shahidul Alam, Photographer & Writer, Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018, CPJ International Press Freedom Award Winner.