Khaled Hasan, born in Dhaka in 1981, is a storyteller, inspiring people to appreciate and empathize with the cultures and societies he documents. Hasan began working as a photographer in 2001. He has graduated from South Asian Media Academy and Photojournalism (Pathshala). His works have been published and exhibited worldwide. Hasan has worked as a freelancer for several daily newspapers in Bangladesh and international magazines. His works have been published in major magazines and newspapers in the world: Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent and The New Internationalist, Himal Southern, Women’s e-News.
Hasan’s documentary project ‘Living Stone’ has won numerous international awards including the 2008 All Roads Photography Contest of National Geographic Society, the 2009 Grand Prix “Europe and Asia – Dialogue of Cultures” International Photography Contest organized by Museum of Photography, Mark Grosset Documentary Prize 2009 and UNESCO’s Humanity Photo Documentary Award 2009.
His other awards include 2009 CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year, 2009 View Book Photo Story Documentary Jury Prize, Netherlands; Alexia Foundation Student Award (Award of Excellence), 2009 CDP Emerging Documentist Award, 6th Days Japan Photojournalism Awards, Finalist of Emerging Vision Incentive in Picture of the Year International, 2010, Golden Medal Award TashkentAle-2010, Uzbekistan, 2011 Emerging Photographer in Contemporary World by Nikon Asia, 2011, Audience Choice Award, 2011Women’s Voices from Muslim World Film Festival, Honorable Mention in Professional Category of Photo Philanthropy First Activist Award, 2009.
He has exhibited his work widely in his country Bangladesh (2006-2009), and also exhibited worldwide in London, Mexico, Russia, Syria, France, Canada, USA and China.
Hasan always wants to show a documentation of a culture, to tell a story as a messenger of the community. It is essential for him to create communication and trust with his subjects. Through photography, he hopes to help the society to empathize with hidden social, political and environmentally suffered people. It is important to realize that no documentation will ever be finished. This work informs his identity that has started from one point but has no ending.
Recently he has been awarded as a Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship for 2011. He was chosen as one of ten Ochberg Fellows out of a large and exceptionally competitive pool of journalists across the globe. He is the first Bangladeshi independent photojournalist who has got this prestigious award. He has been selected alone through Asia Pacific.
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