About the Book
The photographs featured in this magazine are displayed chronologically—from the youngest baby of 2 months to the oldest man aged 102 years, forging a narrative that honours the strength, endurance and resilience of the Rohingya people.
This is a non-profit initiative. The income generated is reinvested in the production of the next issue of the magazine. The project aims to promote self-expression and skills development through the medium of photography. It provides the Rohingya youth with a creative platform, enabling the Rohingya community to be known not just for their marginalization, but for their creativity, talent and aspirations for the future.
My name is Sahat Zia Hero. I was born in 1994 in Taung Pyo Let Way, Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, Myanmar. In 2012, I was studying Physics at the University of Sittwe but due to the systematic discrimination of the Rohingya, I was excluded from attending his second year at university. In August 2017, due to the genocide perpetrated by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people, I and my family were forced to flee our home. I currently live with my family in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh with almost 1 million Rohingya refugees. I'm a photographer, poet, storyteller and human rights activist. Between 2018 and 2020, I worked as a team Leader for the Danish Refugee Council. I currently work as a freelance photographer for various NGOs and international media outlets. My photographs have been published by Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Amnesty International South Asia, Danish Refugee Council and the Norwegian Refugee Council.