2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo open for entries.
Deadline for the applications is October 10th, 2019
The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes one photographer whose work demonstrates commitment in the pursuit of human rights. The project is published in a hardcover book and exhibited, along with the work of two finalists at the flagship World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam and at the annual FotoEvidence Book Award Exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center in New York. Click here to learn about the submission process.
The jury for the 2020 award includes: Phillip Blenkinsop, Anne Colenbrander, Mario Cruz, David Gonzalez, Jessica Lim, Lekgetho Makola, David Stuart, Laura El-Tantawy and Yukiko Yamagata. Learn more about the jury members here.
by Patrick Brown
receipent of the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar walking through paddy fields and flooded land after they crossing over the border into Bangladesh. An unprecedented 430,000 Rohingya refugees, over 240,000 of them children, have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar into Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh.
Minors make up at least 60 per cent of the 430,000 Rohingya who have crossed the border to Bangladesh over the past few weeks. Highly traumatised, they are arriving malnourished and injured after walking for days to the safety of Bangladesh.
Children arriving in the camps have endured long and dangerous journeys. Many have witnessed violence and lost family members.
Photo: Patrick Brown © 2017 Panos/UNICEF
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There is a section in the book with testimonials from survivors and another with images of the tools that have been used to torture and kill Rohingyas. In fact, your work and the book provide evidence of a massacre at scale which has been termed genocide by recent report by the UN. Do you expect your work to influence olicy makers?
"I would hope it would. As such his is not just a photographic book, but an attempt to contribute to the awareness and recognition of the mass atrocities committed against the Rohingya people. The emphasis on the personal narratives, their lives in the refugee camps and the interviews of the some of the survivors of the Tula Toli massacre, hopefully will contribute to a deeper understanding of the urgency of political intervention and immediate aid needed.
If this book in any way can contribute to some of the ongoing work towards recognition and justice for the Rohingyas, that’s all I can hope for."
Photo: Sun Thapphawut
Read to interview here.
FotoEvidenceNo Place on Earth by Patrick Brown
Since 2017, photographer Patrick Brown has documented the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and one of the most rapid human outflows in recent history. 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. “No Place On Earth” provides an intimate portrait of the survivors of the recent persecution and their bleak conditions in overcrowded refugee camps.
Order the book here.
World Press Photo
Photojournalist Patrick Brown and human rights activist Mathew Smith, with photographers Mikael Owunna and Mario Cruz at the FotoEvidence presentation at World Press Photo in Amsterdam, April 13, 2019.
The book “No Place On Earth"
by 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner Patrick Brown about the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar was released at the festival.
The discussion focused on the ethics of photographing during a humanitarian crisis and the way in which photographers can challenge oppression and champion human rights.