Dhaka 1000-1200, Bangladesh
Probal Rashid is a documentary photographer and photojournalist working in Bangladesh, represented by Zuma Press, USA. He has studied a Post Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism through a scholarship program of World Press Photo at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines. He also holds an MBA.
His works have been published in many national and international newspapers and magazines such as The National Geographic, Forbes, GEO, New York Post, Days Japan, Paris Match, The Wall Street Journal, Stern, RVA, The Telegraph, Focus magazine and The Guardian. Moreover, his photographs have been exhibited in Bangladesh, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, UK, USA and some of his works selected by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts for their permanent collection.
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, “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.