Statement

I am documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After completing my basic course on photography in 2002, I have started my career as a freelance photographer. In 2012, I’ve completed my graduation in photography from Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy. Having a special interest in social issues, I have produced several photo stories including Waiting for Own Land – the Tibetan refugees in Nepal, Desperate Urbanization- a dying river in Dhaka, Before the End- A tales of a dead city, Railway Longing etc. I’ve received prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship in 2011 for my work- Desperate Urbanization and was also nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass in 2011 and Prix Pictet in 2012. In 2010, I was enlisted as a finalist in prestigious Magnum Expression Photography Award. My work has been published in several national and international books and newspapers including Under the Banyan Trees and Sunday Time Magazine, Courrier International, 6Moies, Business Times, The Daily Star, The Independent, The Sun and exhibited in Dhaka Art Summit 2012 in Dhaka, Photo Phnom Penh 2011 in Cambodia, Getty Image Gallery 2011, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Netherlands and Dubai 2011, and Longitude Latitude in Old Dhaka 2011. I’ve attended several international workshops of reputable lecturers including Philip Blenkinsop and Stanley green from NOOR images, Robert Pledge and David Burnett from Contract Press, Jorge Villacorta Chávez from Peru, Raghu Rai and Antoine D’agata from Magnum Photo, Sohrab Hura from India, and Shahidul Alam, Abir Abdullah and Munem Wasif from Bangladesh.

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