May 01, 2017
More than 50,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since a violent military crackdown on the minority in Burma. New arrivals to the bleak, stony camp at Teknaf bear stories common to all who flee persecution and violence – pillage, assault, and the destruction of homes and livelihoods. Among them are hundreds of orphans, some of whom Iqbal Hossein interviewed.
Iqbal Hossein was born in Bangladesh in 1984. In 1994, he was given a camera by the photo agency Drik, and asked to photograph his environment. Later employed by Drik, his pictures have now appeared in many international magazines and exhibitions.