Dhaka 1000-1200, Bangladesh
Probal Rashid is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer and photojournalist based in Washington D.C. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines. Probal also holds an MBA.
His works have been published in many prominent national and international newspapers and magazines such as, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Wired, Forbes, GEO, Days Japan, Paris Match, Stern, Telegraph, Focus magazine and the Guardian. Moreover, his photographs have been exhibited and screening worldwide, including in Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and Hearst Gallery in New York City, Somerset House in London, the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, Suwon Photo International Festival in South Korea, MAPKL White Box Gallery in Malaysia.
Probal is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including the Pictures Of the Year International (POYi), Days Japan Photojournalism Award, China International Press Photo Award (CHIPP), NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Awards, Yonhap International Press Photo Awards, KL International Photo award, FCCT/OnAsia Photojournalism Award, “Zoom-in on Poverty” Global Photo Award, CGAP microfinance photo award, WPGA Annual Pollux Awards in U.K, International Year of Biodiversity Award and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest.
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The Rohingya Exodus
In an arduous journey to cross into safety, the strongest carry the weakest through damp paddy fields and a continuous waterfall. The monsoon rains are heavy and frequent, and make the ground incredibly wet and muddy. As the sun begins to set and night awakens, the most treacherous part of their journey arrives. They have to cross a land mine infested border between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Some people take the risk of traveling in an unstable fishing boat. Some spend days hiding in the forest before reaching the boarder while others wait at the boarder for several days until they feel safe to cross. The journey to Bangladesh was hard for the Rohingya refugees. According to the United Nations estimates about 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from violence in Myanmar since August 25, 2017. Hundreds are known to have died trying to escape, and survivors arrive with horrifying accounts of villages burned, women raped, and scores killed in this 'clearance operations' by Myanmar's army.