Barat Ali Batoor

Barat Ali Batoor, an award-winning photojournalist, is a member of the Hazara people. He is based in Australia.

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Barat Ali Batoor is a member of the Hazara ethnic group, once from Afghanistan, then driven into Pakistan. He started work as a photographer in 2002, documenting his people's ancestral home of Afghanistan. His photos have appeared in the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Stern and many other publications. He held his first solo exhibition in 2007, and has been exhibited around the world.

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Gallery: My desperate journey to find asylum in Australia

April 16, 2015

As a Hazara, Barat Ali Batoor faced violent oppression in his native Pakistan, so he sought asylum in Australia. His journey took weeks, cost thousands of dollars, and nearly ended in disaster countless times. Batoor, a photographer, documented every step of the way. See his incredible images.

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