For the past 6 years I have been photographing the Rohingya people in Burma who have been displaced to detainment camps in Rakhine state after violence between Muslims and the Buddhist majority broke out in 2012. At that time they were in the news due to their exodus by the thousands on human smuggler ships bound for various neighboring countries. In 2017 there was a mass exodus to Bangladesh after renewed violence at the hands of the Burmese army and police. In both instances I became concerned that the media had come to dehumanize the Rohingya by solely showing imagery of them packed into boats or the vastness of the detention camps. I therefore set out to make individual dignified portraits of many of the Rohingya residing in the camps and in the process of escaping to allow viewers to look them in the eye and work to regain their identities as individuals in the world's vision.