Rohingyas. Excluded People.

PhotographerMarcin Zaborowski
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyNational Geographic Polska
City/CountrySzczecin, Poland
Photo DateOctober 2016
Entry Description

ince 2012 pogroms the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority in the Rakhine state, Burma, are living in the refugee camps and ghettos. According to authorities they cannot leave those guarded areas 'for their own protection'. Outside the camps the signs of Rohingyas are slowly disappearing from the public space. The mosques located in the main points of the Sittwe city, Rakhine capital, fall into despair taken over by tropical flora. Abandoned and burnt down quarters bare no signs of buildings anymore. It is already four years and the temporary camps are becoming permanent settlements controlled by the government and army. During the October 2016 clashes on the border with Bangladesh, the food rations were withhold by authorities. 'It is not the worse they can do to us' - inmates of the refugee camps keep on saying. 'It is the

About Photographer

born 1978 in Poland, based in Szczecin (Poland). Photographer of The National Geographic Polska Magazine and associate member of the Collective Report. Started with travel photography and in the end engaged in documentary one. Searches for social problems and the human's stories. Author of individual and group exhibitions in Poland. Laureate of The Grand Press Photo 2014, honorable mentioned in international photography contests in Los Angeles, Moscow and London. Reported for the Polish Radio on his tour through China, Tibet, Nepal and India. His photos have been published in The National Geographic Polska Magazine. In 2010 he was invited to India where he portraited His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Curiosity to the world led him to Peru, Morocco, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Georgia, Tibet, China and many others. In love with his family and wife, who is the best reviewer. Currently working on a long-term project about Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.