Andrew Biraj has been teaching photography at Pathshala since 2007. He is the co-founder of Counter Foto Photography Department. He won most prestigious award in photojournalism World Press Photo award in 2011. He also won awards in Pictures Of The Year (POYi), He has been selected in the JoopSwart Masterclass grant by World Press Photo in 2008.
He has been marking his presence in the photojournalism scene through his praiseworthy captures in Bangladesh and abroad simultaneously. He has a diploma in photography from Pathshala and a Bachelor degree in photography from University of Bolton, UK. His success line stretches far and wide with participations in reputed exhibitions worldwide like Visa Pour l’Image, Angkor Photo Festival, Yangon Photo Festival, International Photography Biennel of the Islamic World, Noordelcheit and many others. He has also bagged some of the most prestigious awards like the third prize (2010) and first prize (2008) in National Press Photographers Association of America’s Best of Photojournalism awards; and won two awards at the China International Press Photo Contest and 2010 Award of Excellence in Feature Photography from the Society of Publishers in Asia. He has his works published in some of the most renowned publications like Times.com, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, etc.Currently he is working for Reuters.
Dr. Manosh Chowdhury is a professor of anthropology at Jahangirnagar University who is well known as fiction writer, Political Analyst, Film Actor and critic, Media Anthropologist besides his academic status. Dr. Manosh completed his graduation and masters at Jagangirnagar University and obtained his PhD from Hiroshima University in Cultural dynamics. Other than social anthropology, he has taught in a number of programs including media studies and journalism. Since the foundation, He has been a faculty in Pathshala, a premier institute of photography in the South-Asian region..
Munem Wasif is a teacher of documentary photography at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy where he has completed his graduation in Photography from. His career began as a feature photographer of the Daily Star Newspaper.
The young photographer has bagged in a lot of accomplishment within his still very young career; it includes the City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award at Visa pour l’image in 2008 along with International Award for concerned photography, the F25 for under-25’s in the Fabrica awards in the same year followed by award of Prixpictet commission for his work on the water crisis of the northwest region of Bangladesh in 2009.
A documentary photographer who has been represented by Agence Vu since 2008, his photographs have been published in Le Monde 2, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Guardian, Politiken, Io Donna, Mare, Du, Days Japan, L’espresso, Libération, Courier International, Photo, British Journal of Photography, Lens Culture, Photo District News and Zonezero. He has his works exhibited at some of the most prestigious stages worldwide, including the Musee de Elysee, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, the International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran, Tokoy Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, the Kunsthal Museum, the Noordelight festival in the Netherlands, Angkor photo festival in Cambodia, London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Visa pour l’image in France, and at Chobi Mela, Bangladesh.
Shah Sazzad Hossain
Shah Sazzad Hossain did his graduation in photography in 2009 from Pathshala, The South Asian Media Academy and Institute of Photography. He has trodden into various professions before settling into photography. He is mostly into making social documentary, which stems out of his habit of mixing with different classes and generations of people. One of the issues that often compel him to ponder over seriously like the class gaps and generation gaps in Bangladesh. He feels that every documentary accommodates the view of the photographers but it highlights all that is the society, state and its policies. Other than photography Sazzad Hossain takes interest in reading, writing, music, travelling and animals.