/ 2020 / /

The Last Savings

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Feature Story, 1st Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
  • Credit
    Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

The number suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million. For Bangladesh it has become a human and food crisis catastrophe both. House maid Hamida Begum who is now out of work said, “We only have forty Taka (50 US Cents) at home. We have to drink poison, if we cannot go out for work. Who will save us from hunger?” The sufferings of approximately 7 million slum dwellers around Dhaka city are multiplying due to fall in income and price hike of consumer goods. Their empty food storage and remaining little food supply can not save them from starvation in coming days.

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a documentary photographer and visual artist. He has is currently pursuing a Certificate of Higher Education in History of Art at the University of Oxford and also studying an MA in Photography at Falmouth University. Hasan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University and also graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney. He was nominated for many international awards and won several photographic competitions worldwide. His photographs have been published and exhibited internationally. He is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and represented by Redux Pictures, USA.

Awards Photography Awards

Year 2018

• Lucie Award – “Discovery of the Year” for “I am Rohingya” series at International Photography Awards 2018, USA
• Finalist for "I am Rohingya" series in the photojournalism category of the Frontline Club Awards 2018, UK
• 3rd Prize at My Language, My Culture Photo Contest, Poland 2018
• Global Photography Exhibit Winner, Organized by Clean Water Here, 2018 USA
• Solo Exhibition selection for “I am Rohingya” series at Belgrade Photo Month 2018, Serbia
• Honorable Mention for “I am Rohingya” Series in the photography genre, student category, of the International Image Contest 2018 Festival de la Imagen (FINI), Mexico
• Finalist under student category for “I am Rohingya” reportage at World.Report Award | Documenting Humanity 2018, Italy
• Gold Award under Fine Art/Abstract category for “Human Species” at Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2018
• Gold Award under Press/Student for “I am Rohingya” Series at Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2018
• Honorable Mention under Photojournalism category at MonoVision Photography Awards 2018
• 10th Place on FIBA's Foundation, the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Photo Contest 2018, Switzerland
• Honorable Mention at 2018 Best of College & High School Photography Contest sponsored by FUJIFILM, organized by Photographer’s Forum Magazine, USA
• Honorable Mention at International Photographer of the year (IPOTY) 2017
• the Best Top Ten Photo Award from Dhaka South City Corporation, JICA and Seeds Asia Japan Photography Contest & Exhibition on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018