Rohingya Crisis: portrait series

This portrait series documents the faces and stories of refugees who have fled Myanmar for refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh . Seen as ‘open prisons’ the camps are some of the biggest globally and their residents—unable to move into mainland Bangladesh and unwelcome to return home—are stuck between worlds, living in temporary conditions on a seemingly permanent bases. The Rohingya Crisis is a series of ongoing persecutions by the Myanmar government against the Muslim Rohingya people. The genocide has consisted of two phases to-date, the first of which began in October 2016 and ended in January 2017 and the second of which began in August 2017 and is ongoing. The crisis has forced over a million Rohingya to flee to other countries, most to Bangladesh with others going to India, Thailand, Malaysia, and other parts of South and Southeast Asia. Described by the United Nations in 2013 as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, the Rohingya population is denied citizenship under the 1982 Myanmar nationality law. They are also restricted from freedom of movement, state education and civil service jobs.