Edge of Hope
The Rohingya Refugee Camp at Cox's Bazar
- Eighty-eight black-and-white photographs
- In the photographs in this book, Rohingyan refugees communicate their struggle and their hope. The book is a plea to find ways to act in solidarity with them
In Edge of Hope, Anthony Dawton and Jim McFarlane’s photographs document the Rohingya people living in the refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Almost one million refugees live in this camp having fled genocide committed by the Myanmarese government and military, and militias.
The Rohingyan refugees live in fragile shelters through both sweltering heat and cyclone and monsoon season. They have poor nutrition and limited access to clean water and basic healthcare, and the cramped conditions encourage the spread of disease – including vaccine-preventable and water-borne diseases, and covid-19. Over half of the refugees are children.
Dawton and McFarlane are not subject to the time restraints that photojournalists are, so they can build relationships with their subjects. As a result, their photographs show humanity and dignity, despite the tragic circumstances.
The Amal Foundation continues to work in the camp and Edge of Hope is published to raise funds and awareness for the foundation.
- Pallas Athene
- Publish date
- 28th Feb 2024
- Paperback / softback
- USA & Canada
- 11.61 in x 9.65 in
- 124 Pages
- 88 b&w