Robi Photo School Contest

The photographs I had shortlisted for exhibit in the Robi Photo School Contest

Photo: Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad
Overall winner. Photo: Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad

The photographer wins a one year scholarship to study at Pathshala
Photo: Tajul Islam Khan
Photo: Tajul Islam Khan

Photo: Sucharit Biswas Mithu
Photo: Sucharit Biswas Mithu

Photo: Sounak Das
Photo: Sounak Das

Photo: Shafayet Chowdhury
Photo: Shafayet Chowdhury

Photo: Rabayet Sadnan
Photo: Rabayet Sadnan

Photo: Ponir Hossain
Photo: Ponir Hossain

Photo: Md. Shahedul Islam
Photo: Md. Shahedul Islam

Photo: Md. Akhlas Uddin
Photo: Md. Akhlas Uddin

Photo: Md Shajedur Rahman
Photo: Md Shajedur Rahman

Photo: Farhan Hussain
Photo: Farhan Hussain

Photo: Abeer Mahmud Haque
Photo: Abeer Mahmud Haque


Change the world, one photo at a time.

2013 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards

A stone crasher worker. Jaflong, Sylhet, Bangladesh. January 18, 2008.?Photo: Khaled Hasan/Drik/Majority World?MWC000752

THE ACTIVIST AWARDS ? next submission period opens October 1, 2013

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards?identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit?organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. In previous years, work was submitted on behalf of 435 nonprofit organizations from 88 different countries. Continue reading “Change the world, one photo at a time.”

US $ 40,000 in Epson Pano Awards in photography


Record Prize Pool in excess of US$40,000!
Including more cash on offer with a total of US$8000…
and new prizes for fourth placing in each category, plus a fifth place in VR/360!
Click?here?to enter now!
The 2013 competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a record combined prize pool in excess of US $40,000 in cash and prizes! Prizes include an?Epson?Stylus Pro 7900 printer, an?EpsonStylus Pro 4900 printer, and an?Epson?EB-1775 Ultra-slim Projector!
? Continue reading “US $ 40,000 in Epson Pano Awards in photography”

3,000$ award for Visual Storytelling essay.

The Call for Entries for the 2013 AnthropoGraphia Human Rights through Visual Storytelling Award is now open

Continue reading “3,000$ award for Visual Storytelling essay.”

The Bobs (Best of Blogs): Online voting starts

It’s all international freedom of expression. Internet users around the world have until May 7 to vote on who should win this year’s Users’ Choice prizes in Deutsche Welle’s annual

The Bobs Awards.

An international jury decided on the 364 finalists that are now in the running for the Users’ Choice prizes. Votes for finalists in The Bobs – Best of Online Activism can be cast at Continue reading “The Bobs (Best of Blogs): Online voting starts”

German Development Media Awards

The German Development Media Awards recognize excellence in human rights and development journalism. The awards champion independent media across the world and put the spotlight on journalists telling important stories affecting their communities, countries and regions.
These awards are a new initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. Continue reading “German Development Media Awards”

Entry date for "The Other Hundred" extended to 15th April

Some of you might remember Ruth Eichhorn who was one of the participants in Chobi Mela VII. Ruth is one of the jury members for “The Other Hundred” contest. Here is some information on the contest.
Dear Shahidul ,
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to follow-up on our earlier invitation to you to participate in a unique non-profit photography project called The Other Hundred.
The Other Hundred is a counterpoint to the Forbes 100, Bloomberg Billionaires list and the countless other rich-lists that are constantly making headlines and filling newsstands. This global non-profit project will be a collection of photo essays from world-class photographers and photojournalists from across the globe highlighting the world?s Other Hundred ? those people who aren?t among the world?s rich, but whose lives deserve to be celebrated. We very much admire your work and hope you are interested in participating. Continue reading “Entry date for "The Other Hundred" extended to 15th April”

Andrew Biraj wins 2nd prize in POY

Pathshala tutor and alumni, Andrew Biraj of Reuters wins 2nd prize in major photojournalism contest


First Place
Ng Han Guan
Associated Press
Second Place
Andrew Biraj
Third Place
Aaron Huey
Freelance For National Geographic Magazine
Award of Excellence
Lasse Bak Mejlvang
Award of Excellence
Alyssa Schukar
Omaha World-Herald
Award of Excellence
Les Stone
Second Place
Andrew Biraj
Reuters“FLOOD AFFECTED CHILDREN”A woman sits with her child in a boat during heavy rains at a flooded village in Kurigram. At least 100 people have died and hundreds of thousands of people are marooned as floods triggered by heavy rains spread across Bangladesh.
Andrew was selected for the prestigious Joop Swart Masterclass and has been a prize winner at numerous contests including World Press Photo

Moving Walls


Documentary Photography Project

Moving Walls 21 Guidelines

The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in the fall 2013.?The?Moving Walls exhibition series?showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations? mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to a $2,500 honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.

Eligibility Criteria
Each Moving Walls exhibit highlights issues or geographic regions where the Open Society Foundations are active. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls, and special consideration is given to long-term work produced over years of commitment to an issue or community. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.
Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.
Photographers working in their home countries, women, emerging artists, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.
Purpose and Priorities
Launched in 1998, Moving Walls has featured over 175 photographers. Over the past 14 years, we have been proud to support the brave and difficult (and often self-funded) work that photographers undertake globally in their visual documentation of complex social and political issues. Their images provide the world with evidence of human rights abuses, put faces onto a conflict, document the struggles and defiance of marginalized people, reframe how issues are discussed publicly, and provide opportunities for reflection and discussion. Moving Walls honors this work while visually highlighting the Open Society Foundations? mission to staff and?visitors.
Deadline for submissions to Moving Walls is Tuesday, February 26, 2013. To apply, go to:?