Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Rahul Talukder is a Bangladesh based documentary photographer tells the story of the Rohingya Refugee through his amazing photo series "Living in Exile
Rohingya – Living in Exile
Since late August 2017, more than 740,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape the military’s large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing. The atrocities committed by Burmese security forces, including mass killings, sexual violence, and widespread arson, amount to crimes against humanity. The United Nations described the military offensive in Rakhine, which provoked the exodus, as a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Before August, there were already around 307,500 Rohingya refugees living in camps, makeshift settlements and with host communities, according to the UNHCR.
Rahul Talukder is a documentary photographer born in Bangladesh in 1991. What started as a passion for street photography later turned into a career choice. In 2011, he joined Pathshala to study documentary photography. Since then, he started working on different socio-political and cultural issues.
In 2014, he won World Press Photo Award in the Spot News story category for his story 'Collapse of Rana Plaza'. He also
won Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Professional category - Conceptual, Magnum Photos 30 Under 30, 4th Lumix Foto Festival - Freelens Award, PX3 Prix de la Photographie, IPA awards 2015, Sony World Photography Bangladesh National Awards 2017, Winner of the The Daily Star-Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Celebrating Life Awards 2012 etc. He has been awarded as the highly commended in Ian Parry Scholarship 2014, Runner up in the Alexia Foundation Student Grant 2015 and finalist in the 2014, Sony World Photography Awards - Student Focus 2014.
His works have appeared in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Sunday Times and many others international media. He had exhibitions in locally and internationally including UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, India China, Greece, Australia and many other countries.