Silver 2018 / Book / Documentary

Exodus / Rohingya In Bangladesh

  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/Documentary, Gold in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Erberto Zani

Exodus shows the arrive in Bangladesh of thousands Rohingya refugees and their situation inside huge camps of Balokhali and Thangkhali. They are 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 800,000 Rohingya crossed the border with Bangladesh.

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.