Portrait: Quamrul Abedin

Quamrul Abedin (b. 1987, Bangladesh) is a documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He started as a freelance commercial photographer on and off since 2009 because of his academic studies in Textile engineering and merchandising profession. He enrolled into B.A. in photography at Pathshala- South Asian Media Academy, Bangladesh on 2010 and finally switched to full-time professional photography since then.

Quamrul attended several local and international workshops  such as (a) International Reportage workshop by Philip Blenkinsop & Max Pam at Cairo, Egypt in collaboration with Pathshala- Bangladesh,  Oslo University College- Norway & Contemporary Image Collective, Egypt in 2013 and  (b)  Workshop on visual story telling  by Morten Krogvold in collaboration with Pathshala, Bangladesh &  Bjerkely Folkehøyskole, Norway 2011.

His photos has been showcased in national and international photography exhibitions such as “Self-discovery” in Chobimela VI(2011) and International Inter-University Photography Exhibition (IIUPE,2012).

His photos have been published in national daily newspapers, such as- The Daily Prothom Alo and The Daily Star. His portrait photos for “Anannya Shirsho Dosh” book is under process for publication.

As a commercial photographer he worked for several fashion brands, corporate entities and covered numerous events and occasions.

Quamrul Abedin is currently on the verge of graduating from Pathshala, working as a contributor photographer at T-mag- A supplement with The Dhaka Tribune- A leading english  daily newspaper and working on his ongoing documentary projects – Corporate Clones”, Silent Solitude”, “Existence Exiled: Baha’is in Egypt” and “Institution of Marriage – Divine or Social” as well.

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