Risking death at sea or on foot, more than 700,000 Rohingya fled the destruction of their homes and persecution in the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh.
Arriving at the makeshift camps, most refugees reported harrowingly consistent stories of murder and rape, all of which testify to a deliberate campaign of eradication.
The hardcover book “No Place On Earth” contains 98 color photographs with associated texts by Jason Motlagh, Peter Bouckaert and introduction by Matthew Smith, director of Fortify Rights and the design by the renowned book designer Stuart Smith.
About Patrick Brown
Australian photographer Patrick Brown has lived and worked in Thailand for nearly 20 years, devoting himself to documenting critical issues across the Asia region often ignored by the mainstream media.
One of his major project on the illegal trade in endangered animals won a World Press Photo Award in 2004 and a multimedia award from POYi in 2008.
Continuing to work on the subject, his book “Trading to Extinction” was nominated in the 10 best photo documentary books of 2014 by AmericanPhoto.
Patrick is the recipient of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award and World Press Photo Award 2018, 3P Photographer Award, Days Japan Award, Picture Of The Year Award, and NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Award for his work.
His work has been exhibited at the International Centre of Photography in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo, and Visa pour l’Image in France.
Patrick has been represented by Panos Pictures since 2003.
The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a signiﬁcant injustice or an assault on human dignity.
The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition.
The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two selected ﬁnalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 in conjunction with the launch of the book in Amsterdam.
The exhibit opening will take place on May 30, 2019 between the hours of 06:00 p.m. and 09:00 p.m. and will remain on view until June 09, 2019.
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