POLIS/ITLR Fieldwork Photography Competition 1st prize: Beyond borders

by Farhana Rahman

Farhana rahman - polis fieldwork photography competition
PHOTO: 'Beyond Borders'. © Farhana Rahman, 2017

We are pleased to present the winners of the POLIS/ITLR Fieldwork Photography Competition. This week's photo by Farhana Rahman, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, won first prize in the competition.

A young Rohingya boy stops at the top of a hill and looks out over the Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp, near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. On that hot December afternoon, I witnessed this beautiful moment of innocence and hope in the midst of tremendous suffering.

Since August 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar and taken refuge in the overcrowded camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.