Greg Constantine is an independent documentary photographer and author. He has been documenting the persecution of the Rohingya for the past 14 years. He is the author of three books including the acclaimed books: Exiled To Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya and Nowhere People. Exhibitions of his work on the Rohingya have been held in over 30 cities around the world. Greg has spent the past ten years documenting stateless communities in eighteen countries including: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Serbia, Italy, Poland, Malta, Iraq, Kuwait and Lebanon.
We invited Greg Constantine to submit some images in support of the competition and to help build awareness. These do not form part of the competition.
Rohingya musician and poet Mohammed Taher plays a traditional mandolin as he sings a song that tells of the genocide commited against his community and the trauma Rohingya have endured for decades.
Rohingya refugees gather around to watch a man performing magic tricks in Kutupalong Camp.
A young Rohingya girl runs down a path through a section of the massive Balukhali Camp.
Most Rohingya youth between the ages of 15-19 now living in the camps in Bangladesh have no access to an education. A group of Rohingya youth sit together in Kutupalong Camp. "At home in Burma, when we watched a movie, we could push the ‘pause’ button on the remote and everything would stop. That is how our lives feel right now.” Inus, a Rohingya teenager