SIPAContest Photo of the Year

Battle Victim

Author: K M Asad (BD)

Location: Ukhiya (Bangladesh)

Description: In Cox’s Bazar, Asmat Ara looks clearly traumatized after the recent violence which took place in Myanmar, on September 6th, 2017. The previous night she had entered Tenkhali Rohingya refugee camp with her family from Kumar Khali, Myanmar Rohingya state. According to the UNHCR, more than 646,000 Rohingya refugees have fled from Myanmar since August 25th, 2017, most of them trying to cross the border to reach Bangladesh.


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SIPAContest Best Author of the Year

In January 2014, Tariq Zaidi gave up a senior corporate position to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their own environments. His work focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions around the world.

In February 2018, Zaidi was awarded one of the top Premier Awards in POY75 (Pictures of the Year International Competition) with "Photographer of the Year," an award of excellence for his work from North Korea, Congo and Brazil, as well as 2nd place in the "News Division/Feature Category" in the same year.

Since August 2015, Zaidi's stories, images and videos from Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea & South Sudan have been featured internationally in over 700 magazines/newspapers/websites (in more than 60 countries) including: The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel Magazine, El Pais, GEO Magazine, The Independent On Sunday Magazine, Marie

Claire, Esquire Magazine, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Telegraph, El Mundo Spain, Khaleej Times UAE, ITV News, MSN News, LensCulture, L'Oeil De La Photographie, Internazionale Magazine, The Times of London and many more.

He has won many major international photography awards, shown his work in over 45 international exhibitions and completed commissions in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia, Uganda, UAE, Japan and Indonesia.

Zaidi works as a freelance photographer based out of London, UK. He is currently working on a long-term personal project developing a visual anthology capturing the dignity of humankind in some of the poorest communities in the world.

His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK).

In January 2014, Tariq Zaidi gave up a senior corporate position to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their own environments. His work focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions around the world.

In February 2018, Zaidi was awarded one of the top Premier Awards in POY75 (Pictures of the Year International Competition) with "Photographer of the Year," an award of excellence for his work from North Korea, Congo and Brazil, as well as 2nd place in the "News Division/Feature Category" in the same year.

Since August 2015, Zaidi's stories, images and videos from Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea & South Sudan have been featured internationally in over 700 magazines/newspapers/websites (in more than 60 countries) including: The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel Magazine, El Pais, GEO Magazine, The Independent On Sunday Magazine, Marie

Claire, Esquire Magazine, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Telegraph, El Mundo Spain, Khaleej Times UAE, ITV News, MSN News, LensCulture, L'Oeil De La Photographie, Internazionale Magazine, The Times of London and many more.

He has won many major international photography awards, shown his work in over 45 international exhibitions and completed commissions in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia, Uganda, UAE, Japan and Indonesia.

Zaidi works as a freelance photographer based out of London, UK. He is currently working on a long-term personal project developing a visual anthology capturing the dignity of humankind in some of the poorest communities in the world.

His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK).


SIPAContest Photographer of the Year

K M Asad is a freelance documentary photographer and journalist who was born in 1983 in Bangladesh. He is currently a photojournalist at Zuma Press news agency and contributor photographer at Getty images.

Asad began working as a photographer in 2004 and completed his photography studies at Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Media, in 2008.

His most important work is "Rohingya Exodus." He has been following this issue since 2012 and continues to work on the project.

More than 900,000 Rohingya are refugees, having fled Myanmar to neighboring states, primarily Bangladesh. Myanmar's government, which does not recognize the Rohingya as citizens or as one of the country's 135 ethnic groups, has been accused by the United Nations of significant human rights violations against the Rohingya, including mass killings, gang rapes, infanticide and forced deportation.

This year, Asad's photgraphs won second place in the UNICEF Photo of the Year 2017 competition and first place in the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) category, "The Moment!"