K. M. Asad's Account

K. M. Asad

K. M. Asad, Bangladesh Born 1983.
I am a freelance photographer based in Bangladesh. I have done my photography graduation from Pathshala(The South Asian Media Academy) in 2008, along with my academic graduation. That degree in photography made my dream goal away lot clear. As I born and brought up in old town, so have got the ability to easily mix up in local people. This makes me more conscious about the people, society as well as my own country. In 2007, when the cyclone (SIDR) scattered Bangladesh, I went to remote places to capture the dying condition of local people. Against those photos hundreds of people got reliefs who were in need of foods and other staffs, funds. The matter made me realize that my photo can make life better of others. And till today I am working on for the people of my community, country.
From last 5years, consecutively some of my work has taken for permanent collection in the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMOPA) in JAPAN, some got selected for Delhi photo festival in India, also published in LA Times, New Internationalist, Art and Witness-INDIA, Guardian-UK, Discovery magazine etc.
Some of my photography achievement:
➢ Pictures of the Year International (POYI) News picture story- Freelance/Agency- 1st winner (2013)
➢ Best of photojournalism (NPPA) Contemporary issue – 3rd (2014)
➢ China international press photo contest (CHIPP) Disaster news category – 2nd (2014)
➢ Invisible photographer Asia (IPA) Documentary – Winner (2013)
➢ Days Japan photo contest - 2nd price winner (2014)
➢ Sony World Photography Awards professional current affair– Shortlist (2014)
➢ Black and white spider awards Photojournalism – Professional- 3rd place (2013)
➢ International photographer of the year (IPA) professional – Photojournalism-Honorable mention (2013)
➢ Professional photographer of the year – 2013 Shortlist
➢ CGAP photography contest - South Asian regional winner (2012)
➢ Prix pictet commission award – Nominee (2012)
➢ Art of Photography Show- special jury award (2012)
➢ Nikon photography contest - 3rd prize (2010-11)
➢ Invisible photographer Asia (IPA) – Finalist (2012)
➢ Kuala lumpur international photoawards (KLPA) –Finalist (2012)
➢ Environmental photographer of the year - Honorable mention (2011)
➢ Black and white spider awards- Honorable mention (2012)
➢ Viewbook Photo story – Honorable mention (2010)
➢ Labour photo of the year - Winner (2009)
Bangladesh www.kmasad.com