2018 / Editorial / Conflict


  • Photographer
    Marcin Zaborowski
  • Agency / Studio

On Friday, August 25, 2017, a group of ARSA partisans attacked police and army posts in Burma. 59 guerrillas and 12 members of Birma's security forces were killed in the operation. At one moment, the specter of the pogrom spread over Rohingyas. Drama started for many families. Crowded with people, boats were drowned and the land road was mined by Burmese forces. Those who managed to find shelter in the newly created camps. According to ISCG estimates, there are currently around 834,000 refugees living in them. Exodus has become one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the last 20 years.

Marcin Zaborowski is a documentary photographer cooperating with National Geographic Polska magazine since 2009. His works has been published in El PaĆ­s, The Guardian, National Geographic Polska Magazine and doc!photomagazine. On the air of Polish Radio Szczecin, he reported a trip to Tibet and India, where he photographed the 14th Dalai Lama. Currently he is working on a long-term documentary project about a persecuted Muslim minority in southern Asia, known as the Rohingya people.