Bangladeshi Mountaineer Nishat Majumder Arrive by Palash Khan

Photo © Palash Khan /

Photo © Palash Khan /

Dhaka 03 June 2012. Bangladeshi mountaineer Nishat Majumder poses after arriving at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on June 3, 2012, following her successful ascent of Mount Everest. Majumder became the first Bangladeshi woman to climb the highest peak of the world. Photo by Palash Khan



Border of Impunity by A.M. Ahad

Elaich Mia, 22 was shot by the Indian BSF 25 times while he, Ashraful Islam and Shona Mia were extracting stones at the Kalidar Stone Quarry in Companyganj, Sylhet. He had to be confined in the hospital for 8 days. These scars are the remainders of that brutal evening. © A.M. Ahad


This image is a part of my ongoing project “Border of Impunity”; this is a story about the ongoing killings at the Bangladesh-India border. This story aims to highlight the continuous violation of human rights happening there by showing stories of Bangladeshis who were killed, how their families are coping and how the government is ignoring their very own citizens. This story aims to shake and wake-up the government by showing them and the world the realities and hopefully drive them to act and bring to justice all the victims of this border of impunity.


A.M. Ahad presently work  AP ( Associated Press) photojournalist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After graduating in Media Studies and Journalism at Stamford University, Bangladesh, Ahad began contributing work to The Daily Sun, The Daily New Nation and The Shokaler Khobor. He has also worked for the news photo agency DrikNEWS. In 2010 he won a prize in the IUCN’s Biodiversity In Focus environmental photography competition. He has participated in photo workshops and training in Bangladesh, and recently participated in the sixth Angkor workshop in Cambodia, and the first Master Class on Asia organized by Streem Photo Asia.

Photographer since 2006


The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner: Massoud Hossaini

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Tarana Akbari, 12, screams after a suicide bombing at the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 6, 2011.
Columbia University has announced the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners—and they include Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini, whose picture of a girl reacting to a suicide bombing took the title in the category of breaking news photography.

The explosion of which the young girl, Tarana Akbari, is a survivor killed more than 70 people. Among the dead were seven of Akbari’s own family members, who had traveled to Kabul in honor of the holiday of Ashura; nine of her other relatives were wounded. The Pulitzer announcement calls the photograph, featured here, “heartbreaking.” Hossaini, who works with Agence France-Presse, is a native of Kabul and was raised in Iran. He was a political activist prior to taking up a camera and got his start photographing Afghan refugees living in his adopted country. He returned to his home country in 2002 and is still based there.

A full list of winners can be found on the Pulitzer Prize website.


Massoud Hossaini was born in Kabul in 1981, during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. His father’s opposition to the Afghan communist regime meant the family had to flee the country, to Iran, when Hossaini was six months old. After finishing high school in 1996, Hossaini joined the Iranian reformist movement as a political activist. After a while, he realized that he should be recording the historical events that were going on around him, and chose photography as the means of doing so.

As a refugee himself, it was too difficult and dangerous to risk photographing in the streets of Iran, so he decided to focus on fellow Afghans sheltering in Iran. He was documenting the life of refugees in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city, when the events of 11 September 2001 changed his direction completely. Hossaini decided to go back to Afghanistan, at the beginning of 2002, where he joined Aina, an organization aimed at training people in media and communication skills, founded by National Geographic Fellow and photojournalist, Reza Deghati. He learned his photography skills from Reza’s brother, Manoocher Deghati, and was soon being given professional assignments. Hossaini joined Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2007, and covered the war in Afghanistan, part of the time embedded with US troops. In doing this, he traveled to isolated villages, where he also documented local life. Hossaini’s work has twice been exhibited in Berlin, and he is currently still an AFP photographer in Afghanistan.

Samuel Aranda Wins the World Press Photo of the Year 2012

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 This powerful photograph by photographer Samuel Aranda was introduced today as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The description reads,

A woman holds a wounded relative in her arms, inside a mosque used as a field hospital by demonstrators against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen on 15 October 2011.

The image was selected from 101,254 photos that were submitted to the World Press Photo 2012 competition by 5,247 photographers in 124 countries. You can check out all the other winners in the different categories on The Big Picture and over on the World Press Photo website.

 Comments on the winning photo by the jury

Koyo Kouoh: “It is a photo that speaks for the entire region. It stands for Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, for all that happened in the Arab Spring. But it shows a private, intimate side of what went on. And it shows the role that women played, not only as care-givers, but as active people in the movement.”

Nina Berman: “In the Western media, we seldom see veiled women in this way, at such an intimate moment. It is as if all of the events of the Arab Spring resulted in this single moment – in moments like this.”

Aidan Sullivan: “The winning photo shows a poignant, compassionate moment, the human consequence of an enormous event, an event that is still going on. We might never know who this woman is, cradling an injured relative, but together they become a living image of the courage of ordinary people that helped create an important chapter in the history of the Middle East.”

Manoocher Deghati: “The photo is the result of a very human moment, but it also reminds us of something important, that women played a crucial part in this revolution. It is easy to portray the aggressiveness of situations like these. This image shows the tenderness that can exist within all the aggression. The violence is still there, but it shows another side.”


I was born in 1979 in Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Barcelona, and started as photojournalist at 19 for the Spanish newspapers  El Pais and El Periodico de Catalunya.
At 21 I traveled to the Middle East to cover the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for the Spanish agency EFE.

In 2004 I joined AFP, covering multiple conflicts and social issues in Spain, Pakistan, Gaza, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Morocco, Western Sahara and China.

In 2006 my feature about African immigrants trying to reach Europe was awarded with the Spanish National Award of Photography from the photojournalist association ANIGP-TV. The images were also featured at Visa Pour L´Image and in a documentary from the BBC.

In 2006 I returned to freelancing. Since then my work has included projects on Uzbekistan´s Aral Sea, social issues in India, Kosovo´s independence, South Africa before the World Cup, conflict in Colombia, the dispute between Moldova and Transnistria, street kids in Bucharest and the Camorra mafia in Naples.

In 2011 I began ongoing coverage of the Arab revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. My work on this issue thus far has been displayed in an exhibition at the Cervantes Institute in New York and featured on the “photos of the year 2011” by The New York Times.

My photos have been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, Newsweek, Stern, and Geo, among others.

At the moment I work as a freelancer mainly for The New York Times and El Magazine de La Vanguardia among others.

Currently based between Barcelona and Tunisia and my work is represented by Corbis Images.

Victory Day Procession by Bayazid Akter

Caption and Concept: The 16th of December is the most glorious day of the Bengali Nations. The valiant sons of the Bangla Maa snatched the crimson sun of their cherishedIndependence that the memorable, ceremonially, significant, delightful and certain original. To mark the joy of the certain victory, the Sommilito Sangskritic Jote celebrates the Joyful Victory Procession every year from the Mass upsurge of 1990. Among other activities of Sommilito Sangskritic Jote Joyful Victory Procession is the most interesting one.

The Photographs of Victory Procession reflect the joyful passionate out burst of the face of spiritual discordance of the later time. In the colorful victory Procession the people overflowing with joys, wearing different type of masks of colorful cloths embossed with tress and leaves on their head makes camouflage on the forehead like ‘V’ symbolic victory written ‘Durjoy Jontar Durbar Jhatra’. In the street of victory Procession, in front of National flag, one of the oldest and tatlered raiment women had said with her risen hand ‘Inkilab zindabad/ Biplob dhirgogebi hoke/ Melito manusher biploab/ Protrak manusher nejessho biplob’. Among the youth, the passionate outburst of life, the joy of victory, their various body with Multicolor National Flags in their hands, girls take like makeup like peahen, boath side of road full of the viewer’s symbols on the street as if it looks like ‘Managolic utshab’. The red and green National Flag in the hands of the hands of the thousands of men and women, the first National flag ofBangladeshsymbolizes the glorious existence ofBangladeshin the world. ©Bayazid Akter


Documentary photographer Bayazid Akter was born inSirajganj,Bangladeshin 1969. He completed his B.A (Honours) and M.A in History fromUniversityofDhaka. Several times he worked as photojournalist in some national dailies, magazines and news agencies inBangladeshlike – the Navo Ovijhan, Dainik Dinkal, Dainik Janakantha. Magazines – Manchitro,Sangbadchitro, Ghar Shangshar. News Agency – The Mirror News & Feature Services. He was a contributor of Cross Section magazine published fromTokyo,Japan. He was commissioned photographer for Banglapedia – a national encyclopedia ofBangladesh. He is the first registered copyright © photographer inBangladeshentitled ‘Portrait of Bangladesh’ ‘Unity and Diversity’. Registration No. 6578-COPR 1998.

His six solo photography exhibitions held in some prestigious galleries in Dhaka, They were the People Who Forgot Crying, Unity and Diversity, Muktir Anondea Asso Bijoy Utshabea (Bijoy Utshab Shova Jatra 1990-1994) in 1995 etc. He worked several times as a photo consultant of some national and international NGOs and organization like DFID, Action Aid, Water Aid, APIT and Dhoritri foundation, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad etc.

His work has been published in the New Internationalist, Guardian,  Himal South Asia,Mizzima,VirginiaTeach University, USA Newsletter  and Philadelphia Museum of Art brochure. He honored by gold medal and honorable mention from the external publicity wing, Ministry of  Foreign Affairs,Bangladeshin 1996. Several times he received several national prizes for photography. His photographs have been exhibited in theUSA,Canada,Japan,United Kingdom,France, German,India,Nepal,Greeceand The Netherlands. He was nominated and selected international judge for Annual iPhoto Contest in 2004 as a jury panel. Now he works as a professional photojournalist.

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Universal Empathy by Abdul Malek Babul

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“ I sing the song of equality ..

  There is nothing greatest without man in universe”

The same colored blood circulate every hearts of human. So their should have close relationship & kinship to the human life which is very natural. But why there is revenge, war , terrorism , genocide etc is happen every day in the world ? My philosophy behind this is that anti communal activities instead of communal harmony and the inspiration of internal devil of human which he achieved from God due to his/her disobedience in heaven before coming this planet is responsible for this things . The man made disaster of first and 2nd world war is the bright example of devil nature of human which is to be continued in many way.

In India sub continent lot of communal revenge happened with myriad casualty of Hindu – Muslim people after Indo – Pak freedom of 1947. During the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 the biggest and worst genocide was happened here by Pakistani army through their operation crake down where the minority Hindu  community  were more targeted person for killing due to communal reason . More than three million Bangalee Muslim and Hindu people had died ( shaheed ) for achieving  the freedom of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is the country of communal harmony where multi religious and cultures community live here by enjoying the fundamental rights. I have created this harmonious decisive moment of intimacy and kinship of saint Krishna Pada Das and farmer Ruhul Amin Sekh from Paturia on the bank river Padma of Manik gonj District Bangladesh to depict the heaven of harmony which is only need to build the future calm, peaceful, warless and paradise look world for coming generation.


Abdul Malek Babul,nationality Bangladeshi. started photography from 1980. Achieved Fellowship degree on photography, completed advanced training including teachers training course under the guidance of teachers from England & Germany. Former principal of Bangladesh photographic institute. Got more than 25  national & international awards including grand, gold & first prizes. Exhibited & published  photographs through prestigious publications of Europe , USA etc. as a leading photo artist among 12 of the world. Author of a photography book “The revelation of mystique st  martin island “ on st martin island of Bangladesh . More than one of his solo exhibition on Experimental (Photo Montage) photography was held in  alliance francaise de dhaka & BPS (Bangladesh photographic society) national gallery with a mini prestigious publication. He is a successful organizer in the field of photography by serving as the executive member holding qualification secretary & vice president respectively more than twenty years. His mentors are the Alokchitracharja (sir) M A Beg & teacher Ejaj khan. As a whole he is a dedicative & passionate photo artist by blood and by heart.

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