Bihari Refugee in Geneva Camp, by Ashik Masud

There are about 6,00,000 Bihari people in Bangladesh and 68 camps. The Mohammadpur refugee camp is one of the largest, where most of the Bihari Muslim refugees live. Geneva camp is one of them. Bihari people are in the museum of exploitation since 1971. The condition of dwelling was unhygienic due to dirt, inadequate sources of drinking water and poor sanitary system, which caused contagious and water borne diseases. Acute identity crisis is till now the root of their vulnerable situation, which has distinguished them from other slum dwellers. They could hardly manage jobs for themselves that reflected their economic insecurity and food insecurity as well.

Bihari Refugee in Geneva Camp, by Ashik Masud

Nikon D90 with 18-105mm | Exposure 1/60sec @ f/4.2 | ISO 250 | Focal Length 32mm
Bihari Refugee in Geneva Camp, by Ashik Masud

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 05
Award Score: 58 (Value 10, Clarity 11, Composition 16, Style 11, Skill 10)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Geneva Camp, Mohammadpur, Dhaka | Bangladesh

Photographer: Ashik Masud (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Ashik Masud is a passionate shutter bug, lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh, specializing in people with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery. Ashik mostly loves documentary photography, and loves to represent his country through his viewfinder. In professional life, he is an IT Professional. He likes to photograph people in their interaction with the world surrounding them and think photography is a wonderful medium to connect with people with respect and discover their cultures. He is a self-taught, and believes the best way to learn is to just do it.


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