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Stark photos bring home the reality of Rohingya crisis

31 October 20170 comments

Award-winning Canadian photojournalist Kevin Frayer has spent two weeks in Bangladesh documenting the lives of some of the more than half a million Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar since late August

His haunting black-and-white images give insights into the plight of these stateless people.

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar’s military which the United Nations has called ‘a textbook example of ethnic cleansing’.

Frayer is a photojournalist based in Asia who was formerly a photographer with the Canadian Press and a Chief Photographer for the Associated Press based in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and New Delhi and India.

He is currently working with Getty Images and his photographs have been widely published in leading newspapers, magazines and internet sites around the world.

He now lives in Beijing with his wife Janis, his son Jetsun, his dog Uma, and three refugee cats.

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Laurie Nowell
AMES Australia Senior Journalist