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Saiful Huq Omi
Mother Jones and Magnum Foundation

Saiful Huq Omi, a photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, first focused on Burma’s Rohingya refugees in 2009, when he began documenting their lives in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. The Rohingya—an ethnic, religious, and linguistic minority from Burma’s northern Rakhine State—have been persecuted for decades; nearly a million of them are estimated to reside in Burma, while another half million have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Smaller populations have fled to other countries.

View full photo essay on Mother Jones. 

Saiful Huq Omi

Mother Jones and Magnum Foundation

Saiful Huq Omi, a photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, first focused on Burma’s Rohingya refugees in 2009, when he began documenting their lives in Bangladesh, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. The Rohingya—an ethnic, religious, and linguistic minority from Burma’s northern Rakhine State—have been persecuted for decades; nearly a million of them are estimated to reside in Burma, while another half million have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Smaller populations have fled to other countries.

View full photo essay on Mother Jones

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Saiful Huq Omi
Noorderlicht Photo Gallery, Commitment Award
Saiful Huq Omi was awarded the Noorderlicht Commitment Award for his project The Disowned and Denied: Stateless Rohingya Refugees of Burma. Omi has travelled with EF grant to Bradford, England, and with Kickstarter funds to Malaysia this past year. 

Saiful Huq Omi

Noorderlicht Photo Gallery, Commitment Award

Saiful Huq Omi was awarded the Noorderlicht Commitment Award for his project The Disowned and Denied: Stateless Rohingya Refugees of Burma. Omi has travelled with EF grant to Bradford, England, and with Kickstarter funds to Malaysia this past year. 

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Saiful Huq Omi & Sebastian Liste

Saiful Huq Omi and Sebastian Liste to be featured in 2012 3rd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

From 1,200 applications, Omi and Liste were selected along with 59 others to be featured in the 3rd Lumix festival in Hannover, Germany. The festival is June 13-17, 2012. 

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Saiful Huq Omi

World Policy Journal, Fleeing Burma

2010 EF Photographer Saiful Huq Omi published article and  EF supported photos in World Policy Journal.

Omi has been documenting the lives of the Rohingya in three Bangladeshi refugee camps since March 2009.  The article covers the plight of the Rohingya people from a historical perspective beginning with the independence of Burma in 1948, and evolves to confront the contemporary crisis.  

The article is available through ProjectMUSE.  

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Angkor Photo Festival
2011, 7th Annual Photo Festival
Saiful Huq Omi, Yuri Kozyrev, Emily Schiffer, Zalmai, and Shehab Uddin featured in South Asian photo festival.

Angkor Photo Festival

2011, 7th Annual Photo Festival

Saiful Huq Omi, Yuri Kozyrev, Emily Schiffer, Zalmai, and Shehab Uddin featured in South Asian photo festival.

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Richard Sollom writes, “The Rohingya are a poor minority stuck between two countries that won’t help them. Who will come to their aid?”

Photographer Saiful Huq Omi is documenting the critical situation of the Rohingya. Please support this important story on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/goBOK4

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EF photographer Saiful Huq Omi featured on Shahidul News.

EF photographer Saiful Huq Omi featured on Shahidul News.

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Watch this AlJazeera report on the Rohingya crisis on the Myanmar/Bangladesh border. Help us fund independent photography on the Rohingya featured on the EF Kickstarter gallery!

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"The Disowned and the Denied" now published on the Emergency Fund website. View the project and consider contributing to fund the next chapter of this project  via Kickstarter, which will take photographer Saiful Huq Omi to Malaysia.

"The Disowned and the Denied" now published on the Emergency Fund website. View the project and consider contributing to fund the next chapter of this project  via Kickstarter, which will take photographer Saiful Huq Omi to Malaysia.