In Limbo: Suman Paul captures Rohingya refugee crisis and cruel truth of life
Published : Thursday, 7 December, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 139
EMK Center is going to organise a two-week long photography exhibition by photographer Sumon Paul. Under the title "In Limbo", the photographs show the life of Rohingya refugees and their miserable stories, which is one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century. The exhibition will inaugurate on December 9 and will continue till December 21 at EMK Center.
Suman Paul is a documentary photographer who started the photography as a hobby but gradually became enthusiastic about documenting human lifestyle in and around his birth place, Cox's Bazar. He completed his graduation in photography from Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, and in due course, he has done documentaries on Autism, on mental patients and a physically disabled person.
Suman started documenting lifestyle of fishermen, focusing on hunting of sharks. He worked on the moments and the lives of the people of the 'ghats' of Buriganga. He also worked on Sufi Dance in Al Tanoura Troupe in Cairo, Egypt in 2013.
From August of 2017 onward, we have been experiencing a phenomenon of tragic proportions unfolding on the southern tip of Bangladesh. An exodus began, exceeding more than 600,000 people, young men were missing, masses of women, children and elderly, some even bearing bullet wounds and physical torture were fleeing via boats, crossing stretches of hostile terrains infested with land mines and jungles. Crammed in makeshift camps, these people being washed off by the Myanmar government settling in Bangladesh belong to neither of the two countries and are considered to be in limbo, by themselves and the rest of the world.