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Munem Wasif

Born in 1983 - Bangladesh

BIOGRAPHY

Munem Wasif is a documentary photographer born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1983. A graduate of Pathshala- the South Asian Institute of Photography, Wasif started his journalistic career as a feature photographer for the Daily Star, a leading English daily in Bangladesh. Following that, he worked as a staff photographer for two years with DrikNEWS, an international news photography agency. Now, he is represented by Agence VU.

Wasif’s prime area of interest revolves around socio-political documentaries. His photographs have been published in numerous national and international publications including Le Monde, Himal Southasian, Asian Geographic, Photo District News, Issue Magazine, Zonezero, Forum, pdfx12, Tiffinbox, Daily Star, Daily New Age, Daily New Nation, and Daily Shomokal.

In 2008, Wasif was selected as one of the 30 emerging photographers Photo District News, USA. In 2007, he was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. He won an Honorable Mention in the 2007 All Roads Photography Program by the National Geographic Society. He also won first prize in the Konkurs Fotografii Prasowej for his extensive work on tea garden workers.

Additionally he has won two bronze prizes in the China International Press Photo. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including Anchor photo festival in Cambodia; International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran; Fotofreo- festival of photography in Australia; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan; and Getty Image Gallery in England.

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EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS

2010 - Mention honorable pour son travail "Salt water tears" dans le prix Anthropographia
2010 - Prix d’Excellence dans la catégorie "News Picture Story – Freelance-Agency" lors de la compétition Pictures of the Year International.
2008 - Mention Honorable dans la catégorie "Environmental Picture Story and Entreprise Picture Story" du concours " Best of photojournalism"
2008 - Prix d'argent dans la catégorie Vie quotidienne et Prix d'excellence dans la catégorie Guerre et Désastre dans le China International Press
2008 - Prix International de la photographie engagée F25 - Fabrica (Italie)
2008 - Prix du Jeune Reporter de la Ville de Perpignan pour son travail "Bangladesh, sur le fil"
2008 - Prix Pictet
2008 - Festival International du Scoop et Journalisme, Prix du jeune reporter.

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