Silver 2018 / Editorial / Political

Seeking Justice - Rohingya Refugees

  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Takumi Wada

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. Since 25 August, more than 650,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh following targeted violence against them in neighbouring Rakhine state, Myanmar. Most are living in makeshift settlements without adequate access to shelter, food, clean water or latrines. Many others are elderly people requiring additional aid and protection. The crisis shows little sign of abating and a significant increase of humanitarian aid is needed.

TAKUMI WADA was born in 1988, based in Chiba, Japan. He is a freelance photographer especially focusing on the human rights, social disparities. He studied Economics and International Relations at universities in Japan. In 2014, he moved to Canada and decided to become a photographer after shooting homeless people in the streets. Then he started to lives a life back and forth between Toronto and New York for documentary projects. Currently, he traveling around the world, mainly covering people in harsh environments such as workers and refugees.