Saiful Huq Omi

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Saiful Huq Omi, Bangladesh, first studied telecoms engineering, before taking up photography in 2005. His photos have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time and Asian Photography, among others. His work has been exhibited in galleries from Zimbabwe and Russia to Japan and his home country. Saiful has received a number of awards, including the All Roads National Geographic Award, and an emerging photographers grant from the Open Society Institute. His Rohingya project gained him a grant from the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund. Saiful is represented by Polaris Images, and published his first photo book, Heroes Never Die - Tales of Political Violence in Bangladesh, in 2006.

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Bangladeshi participant Saiful Huq Omi discusses his photo story, The Disowned and The Denied.