Rohingyatographer is a unique photography magazine created by a collective of talented Rohingya photographers based in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The magazine serves as a creative platform for the youth to develop their photography skills and use the medium as a tool for self-expression, community development, and participatory action research. By aligning with methods such as PhotoVoice, the project aims to raise awareness about the Rohingya community and their situation, while also providing a historical record of their lives and experiences in the refugee camps.
Despite the challenges faced by the Rohingya youth, including limited access to formal education and a uncertain future, many have found solace and purpose in photography. Photography has become a popular subject among the youth, stemming from their experiences helping journalists navigate the refugee camps and share their stories with the world. With media access to the camps becoming more restricted after the COVID-19 pandemic, young Rohingya photographers have taken to social media to share their perspectives and experiences in their own words. Through their art, they are not only educating themselves but also providing valuable insight into the lives of the Rohingya people for others to learn from.
An essential publication for anyone interested in the Rohingya experience, community-led documentary photography, visual anthropology, human rights, and refugee studies.
Founded and led by Sahat Zia Hero with support from producer David Palazón, the magazine is a non-profit initiative that is published twice a year. Copies can be purchased through our website, with all proceeds going directly to the photographers. To stay informed about updates and new issues, be sure to join our mailing list. If you would like to showcase our work, make a donation, or support the project in any way, please reach out to us :)