Barat Ali Batoor

My desperate journey with a human smuggler

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Photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor was living in Afghanistan — until his risky work forced him to leave the country. But for Batoor, a member of a displaced ethnic group called the Hazara, moving home to Pakistan proved dangerous too. And finding a safer place wasn't as simple as buying a plane ticket. Instead, he was forced to pay a human smuggler, and join the deadly tidal wave of migrants seeking asylum by boat. He documents the harrowing ocean trip with powerful photographs.

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Barat Ali Batoor · Photojournalist

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

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