Galleries: Rohingya Refugee Portraits, Bangladesh. 2009: rohingyasportraitsweb-17

Dolu, 75, with grandson, Mohammad, 5.Blind in both eyes.Dolu arrives with her grandson. {quote}Do you think he is beautiful?{quote} she asks, {quote}they tell me he is very beautiful.{quote} Dolu has been blind since birth, something that made life in Burma even more difficult, though she admits that never having seen her home may have made it easier for her to leave everything behind. Nor is Kutupalong a particularly easy camp to negotiate in the dark - its arterial pathways riddled with precarious drops and potholes - but she says that people are kind, and she is never short of someone to help her find her way around. And she can sense a warmth and contentment among people here that was completely lacking in Burma: this must be a wonderful place, she says, even if she can't see it.

Dolu, 75, with grandson, Mohammad, 5. 

Blind in both eyes. 

Dolu arrives with her grandson. "Do you think he is beautiful?" she asks, "they tell me he is very beautiful." Dolu has been blind since birth, something that made life in Burma even more difficult, though she admits that never having seen her home may have made it easier for her to leave everything behind. Nor is Kutupalong a particularly easy camp to negotiate in the dark - its arterial pathways riddled with precarious drops and potholes - but she says that people are kind, and she is never short of someone to help her find her way around. And she can sense a warmth and contentment among people here that was completely lacking in Burma: this must be a wonderful place, she says, even if she can't see it.