Rohingya

Refugee Crisis in Colour

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In 2016, Ali MC visited Rohingya refugee and internally displaced peoples’ camps in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. His aim was to photograph Rohingya people, document their living conditions and better understand the events that forced them into this situation.

Unlike the photojournalism of poverty and angst, Ali MC also wanted to portray Rohingya as a people with pride and determination, despite their adverse living conditions. The photos were shot with medium format film, and were taken at considerable risk - Ali MC was even arrested in Bangladesh, detained and questioned by the Bangladeshi Army.