Ro Rezaul Islam
Ro Rezaul Islam, born in 2003 in Zee Bien Chaung village, Arakan, is a young Rohingya blogger and photographer. His family's forced migration to Bangladesh in the wake of violence in Myanmar interrupted his formal education, yet he persevered in his learning. In the refugee camps, Ro Rezaul pursued a six-month computer science course and completed four additional courses in Microsoft and Photoshop.
Ro Rezaul's professional path led him to work with IOM as a field monitor, and he currently contributes his talents to UN Women Bangladesh. Encouraged by his father, he has developed a deep passion for poetry and photography, utilising these art forms to represent and advocate for his community. His photography aims to showcase the cultural richness and current plight of the Rohingya people to the world.
In addition to still photography, Ro Rezaul is an active lifestyle blogger, documenting daily life in the Rohingya camps. He shares these insights through social media, capturing various aspects of Rohingya life through his lens and narrative videos.
In 2023, his photographic work was published in F-Stop Magazine. He firmly believes in the power of photography as a tool for change and advocacy, stating, "We must use photography to challenge our crisis and hope better for our community. I believe that photography can have a positive impact towards changing our lives."