/ 2018 / Press / Feature Story

Rohingya's exodus

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/Feature Story, Bronze in Press/War, Bronze in Press/General News
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Erberto Zani

This reportage shows the arrive in Bangladesh of thousands
Rohingya refugees, their sufferings, and also their situation inside
huge camps of Balokhali and Thangkhali. Rohingya's story is
another genocide of our time, a Muslim minority living in north
Rakhine region, a small state of Myanmar, were denied citizenship
by a law enacted by its military government, so reducing their
status to that of a stateless group. They were denied the right to
own land or property and exposed them also to forced labour and
routine violence, as rape and killings. Since 2017 more than
800,00 Rohingya crossed the border with Bangladesh. This is not
an event from the past. It's happening.

Erberto Zani (Italy, 1978) is a freelance photographer, journalist and photo books designer, based in Basel - Switzerland. Since 1998 he worked as photographer in advertisement sector. Freelance since 2008, most of his works are focused on documentary-humanitarian themes. He cooperates with companies, magazines and No Profit Organizations, for photographs and editorial projects. Available for assignments internationally.

Awards 2018
Monochrome Photography Awards: 2nd place category "Abstract"
Chromatic Photography Awards: 1st Place "Street" category with Leathers drying.
IPA - International Photography Awards: 2nd place, category "Event / Social cause" for Rohingya's exodus.
2017
Monochrome Photography Awards: 1st and 2nd place, category "Photojournalism"
2016
IPA - International Photography Awards: 2nd place, category Book Documentary for "Black World"
PX3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris: Gold medal in Professional Book Documentary and Bronze medal in Professional Book People