24 April 2008

invited guest: G.M.B. Akash

Akash’s passion for photography began in 1996. He attended the World Press Photo seminar in Dhaka for 3 years and graduated with a BA in Photojournalism from Pathshala, Dhaka.

His work has been featured in over 45 major international publications including: Time, Newsweek, Geo, Stern, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Marie Claire, The Economist, The New Internationalist, Kontinente, Amnesty Journal, Courier International, Modern Times, A Magazine, PDN, View, Earth Geo, Die Zeit, Days Japan, Literaturen, Der Ueberblick, Zenith, Free Lance, Art Asia Pacific, El Mundo, NRC Handelsblad, Cicero, Insight, Szene Hamburg, Himal-the South Asian Magazine, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Westdeutsche Allgemeneine, Berliner Journalisten, Frankfurter Rundschau, Das Parlament, Hinz & Kunzt, China Daily, Asia News, Hamburger Abendblatt, Hamburger Morgen Post, and Sunday Telegraph of London.

In 2002 he became the first Bangladeshi to be selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. In 2004 he received the Young Reporters Award from the Scope Photo Festival in Paris, again being the first Bangladeshi to receive the honour. In 2005 he was awarded Best of Show at the Center for Fine Art Photography’s international competition in Colorado, USA. In 2006 he was awarded World Press Photo award and released his first book “First Light”.
In 2007 again he became the first Bangladeshi to be selected for the 30 Emerging Photographers (PDN 30) by Photo District News Magazine, USA.
more of Akash works you may find at his web site and here ->
invited by Marcin Górski

7 comments:

Alberto Lizaralde said...

I have no words. Incredible work

mikael said...

amazing work so nice to see here

ulf said...

Incredibly strong and important work.
Thanks for sharing.
/Ulf

Paolo Saccheri said...

great pictures... story, action, mood!

Rhonda said...

so powerful!!!!

Anonymous said...

amazing work....not easy to find the balance between social context and aesthetic-stylistic concerns. excellent!!!

bea

f.s. said...

as several have said, incredible work!
- f.s.