Bronze 2018 Editorial / Political

Seeking Justice - Rohingya Refugees

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Takumi Wada
  • Photo Date
    February 2018

The Rohingya are a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar. Since 25 August 2017, 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 children or 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. Since 2018, he got started his activities in earnest, mainly covering people in harsh environments such as workers and refugees.