An exhausted Rohingya womanLife 

Mumbai photojournalist Danish Siddiqui wins Pulitzer prize for series on Rohingya genocide

An exhausted Rohingya woman – drained and dejected – falls to her knees on the Bangladesh shore. In the back ground, a group of men offload their belongings after crossing into the country by boat through the Bay of Bengal, a photo taken by Mumbai-based photographer Danish Siddiqui, are among the pictures shot by a Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography on Tuesday.

The pictures were shot by Siddiqui in September 2017. He was part of a team of journalists that captured images of the refugees for their series documenting the violence faced by Myanmar’s minority Rohingya community and their mass exodus to Bangladesh starting from August 2017.

Siddiqui, who studied mass communications at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, started his journalism career as a news correspondent, and switched to photography in 2009. He joined Reuters in 2010 and has since photographed the destruction in Mosul, and the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 among others.

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Crossing the border

Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)
Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)

Mass exodus

Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)
Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)

Fight for aid

Rohingya refugees scramble for aid at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)
Rohingya refugees scramble for aid at a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)

Inconsolable

Hamida, a Rohingya refugee woman, weeps as she holds her 40-day-old son after he died as their boat capsized before arriving on shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography).
Hamida, a Rohingya refugee woman, weeps as she holds her 40-day-old son after he died as their boat capsized before arriving on shore in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography).

Final journey

Betel leaves cover the face of 11-month-old Rohingya refugee Abdul Aziz whose wrapped body lay in his family shelter after he died battling high fever and cough at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)
Betel leaves cover the face of 11-month-old Rohingya refugee Abdul Aziz whose wrapped body lay in his family shelter after he died battling high fever and cough at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)

Signs of hope

Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)
Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Part of Reuters series that won Pulitzer for feature photography)

The remains

The remains of a burned Rohingya village is seen in this aerial photograph near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The remains of a burned Rohingya village is seen in this aerial photograph near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine State, Myanmar.