Khaled Hasan

From my childhood, I like photographs. But in my society it had more difficult to do it properly. So during post graduation in Accounting, I started my visual techniques as a Photographer in 2001. In 2006, I joined Pathshala (South Asian Institute of Photography) and some changes are happened in my life. I complete some workshop in Chobimela IV (2006). I am very inspired by my teachers Shahidul Alam, Abir Abdullah, Morten Krogvold, Reza Deghati. They teach me punctuality, energy and how to honor my photographic subjects. In 2009, I completed Photojournalism from Pathshala (South Asian Institute of Photography). I am worked as a freelancer in some Daily Newspaper in Bangladesh and Majorityworld (International Photo Agency). I have been awarded as a 2008 All Roads Photography Program of National Geographic Society for my Documentary Project. In 2009, I received Alexia Foundation Student Award (Award of Excellence). I have some group Exhibition in Bangladesh, in 2009 Chobimela V (International Photography Festival), in 2009 Photojournalism Competition on Human Rights in Montreal, Canada and 2008 National Geographic Headquarters in USA. Always I want to show a documentation of human with my photographs and tell a story with them as a messenger of the community. My philosophy is that it is essential for the photographer to create communication and trust with his subjects. Photography has the visual power to educate by allowing us to enter the lives and experiences of others. Through photography, I hope 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 my identity that has started from one point but has no ending.

Biography of Khaled Hasan

Khaled Hasan (born 1981) began working as a photographer in 2001. At a young age he realized that photography is not just a play of camera but a play of life with light and darkness. He chose to take this path and experience culture and life at its fullest. Photography then became part of his identity—a force that makes him think, feel and understand human beings and life more.


Since then, Khaled has been working as a freelance photojournalist for several magazines in Bangladesh and in other countries. His works were published by the New York Times, Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, The Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent and The New Internationalist, Himal Southern, Women’s e-News, to name a few.


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, Russia; 2009 Mark Grosset Documentary Prize, France; and UNESCO’s Humanity Photo Documentary Award, China.


As an indigenous photographer, he tells narratives of the land that shaped him. Documenting stories about its people and their interaction with nature, healing and surviving from times of distress, fighting for rights, toiling for food, standing against injustice are the primary issues he features in his works. For Khaled, a story never ends; but continues to develop, fades or becomes part of history but may still be documented through photography. This is why he believes that it is highly important to crystallize changes in life, especially the ones that transcend times.


For Khaled, being a photojournalist is not just being a very good photographer but being a socially responsible person too. He constantly finds fulfillment whenever his works benefit his community and the greater good. His involvement with the National Geographic Society, Inter-Press Service and other non-for-profit organizations in documenting cultural concerns show this passion of his.


At present Mr. Hasan is working on his new project titled “Living Odd” to document past-present situation of Bangladeshi non-residents and immigrants who are living USA since long and capturing truth behind the sufferings and survival of migrants, mental trauma and cultural gaps between different races in America.


He continues to hold exhibits across the world with locations such as London, Mexico, Russia, Syria, Japan, France, Uzbekistan, Canada, USA and China.



Awards and honors:



# Winner, Samdani Artist Development Award, Bangladesh.



# Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship, Dart Society, USA

# Emerging Photographer in Contemporary World, Nikon Asia, Malaysia.

# Second prize-Audience Choice, Women’s Voices from Muslim World Film Festival, USA

# Finalist, Prix HSBC Photography Competition, France

# First prize, BINUS International Photo Competition, Indonesia

# Merit prize, Yonhap International Press Photo Awards, Korea



# Winner, 6th DAYS Japan Photojournalism Awards, Japan

# Finalist, Emerging Vision Incentive in Picture of the Year International, USA

# Golden Medal Award TashkentAle, Uzbekistan



# Grand Prix Winner of ‘Europe and Asia – Dialogue of Cultures,’ International Photography Contest organized by Museum of Photography, Russia

# Mark Grosset Documentary Prize, France

# Humanity Photo Documentary Jury Awards, UNESCO, China

# Honorable Mention-Professional Category, Photo Philanthropy First Activist Award, USA

# View Book Photo Story Documentary Jury Prize, Netherlands

# CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year, UK

# Alexia Foundation Award (Award of Excellence), USA

# The CDP Emerging Documentist Award, Australia



# All Roads Photography Award, National Geographic Society for documentary project ‘Living Stone’, USA.

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