About A. M. Ahad | Visual Dairy


I am not a good speaker so I impart true stories visually— this is what inspires me to work as a photojournalist. My work covers contemporary human rights issues that are frequently overlooked. My lifelong goal is to contribute to the understanding and practice of photography globally because I live to learn from others and thrive by photography.

I am A. M. Ahad, the Associated Press’ Bangladesh Photographer. I hold a Diploma in Photojournalism from the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University and graduated in Mass Communication, Media Studies and Journalism from Stamford University, Bangladesh. My first-hand experience working as a photojournalist in South-East Asia.

I have received few international prizes, including: 3rd prize at the NPPA Photojournalism Award in 2014, 1st prize at the National Headliner Award in 2014, category winner on the 10th Annual Photoshare Contest in 2015, 1st prize at the Transparency International Photo Competition in 2015, 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize under several categories of Life Press Photo Contest, Ukraine in 2015, Allard Prize Photography Competition in 2016.

My works have been published in international news media including TIME, The New York Times, The Guardian, and my works have been exhibited globally at the: Backlight Photo Festival, Finland; SeeMe Exhibition, Musee du Louvre in Paris, France; Charlotte Observer Gallery, USA; The Guardian Gallery, Kings Place, London; and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.