5th Anniversary Slideshow
Rasel Chowdhury (b.1988) is a documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After completing his basic course on photography in 2002, he started his career as a freelance photographer. In 2012, he completed his graduation in photography from Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy. Having a special interest in social issues, Rasel 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 Longings- A journey to the roots etc.
He received prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship in 2011 for his work- Desperate Urbanization and was also nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass in 2011 and 2012, and for the Prix Pictet Award in 2012. In 2010, he was enlisted as a finalist in prestigious Magnum Expression Photography Award. His 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 etc, 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.
He 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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