| Andrew Biraj|
University of Bolton
| World Press Photo, Joop Swart Masterclass, POY(i), BOP (NPPA), Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest, China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP)|
World Press Photo Award for Daily Life
Andrew Biraj Wikipedia
Andrew Biraj (এন্ড্রু বিরাজ; born 1982) is a Bangladeshi photojournalist.
Biraj holds an advanced diploma in photography from the South Asian Institute of Photography and a BA in photography from the University of Bolton, UK. He is the cofounder and a lifetime member of Counter Foto Photography Department in Bangladesh, which has established in 2012. He has been a teacher of photojournalism in Pathshala since 2007 and has also been on the jury boards of numerous photography contests in Bangladesh. Inequality, conflict, locality and struggle are among his interests. His news-based photojournalism has a positive impact on the country’s photography landscape.
His work has been featured in the exhibitions and screenings worldwide, including Visa Pour l'Image, in Perpignan, the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, Yangon Photo Festival in Myanmar, the International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in the Netherlands, the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan, the Church of Santa Maria della Pietà in Venice, the National Art Gallery in Malaysia and Drik Gallery in Bangladesh.
He self-published his first book Insight in 2011. Counter Foto also published his second book Bonded Stitches & Struggle; Testimony of Life in Bangladesh's Garment Industry (Bengali Version) in April 2014. He has been working with Reuters since 2008.
World Press PhotoSelected for 18th Joop Swart Masterclass, 2008
3rd Prize in Daily Life Category in World Press Photo contest, 2011
Pictures of the Year (POYi)2nd Prize in Feature Category, 2013
Best of Photojournalism (BOP) by National Press Photographer’s Association of America, NPPA3rd Prize in the Enterprise Category, 2010
1st Prize in the Environmental Picture Story Category, 2008
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar ContestBest Portfolio, 2013
2nd Prize in the News Picture story Category, 2013
2nd Prize in the Feature Category, 2009
China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP)Gold Prize in the Daily Life Category, 2013
Bronze Prize in the War & Disaster Category, 2011
Silver Prize in the Daily Life Category, 2010
Bronze Prize in the War & Disaster Category, 2007
OthersAward of Excellence in Feature photography in Society of Publisher's in Asia (SOPA) Award; 2010
South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) award for outstanding photograph about South Asia; 2010
1st prize in FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest; 2009
Runner UP in the Photojournalism category of American Photo- Images of the Year; 2009
Press Award in One world Media Award, UK; 2008
Nominated for Reuters Photo of the Year; 2009
Honourable Mention in Asahi Shimbun- International Photographic Salon of Japan, 2011
Honourable Mention in Asahi Shimbun- International Photographic Salon of Japan, 2012
Honourable Mention in the International Photography Awards, IPA; 2010
Honourable Mention in The 4th Photography Masters Cup; 2010
Honourable Mention in PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris; 2010
Silver Award in the International Aperture Awards; 2009
Two Honourable Mentions in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards in 2009
2nd Prize in the Venice International Photo Contest; 2007
3rd prize in Al-Falah Bangladesh Photo Competition; 2010
Honourable Mention in World Food Program (WFP) Photography Awards, 2009
Visa Pour l'Image, Perpignan, France.
Open exhibition near collapsed Rana Plaza building site and University of Dhaka campus.
Angkor photo festival in Cambodia.
Yangon Photo Festival in Myanmar.
International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran.
Noorderlicht photo festival ‘Act of Faith’ in The Netherlands.
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan
National Art Gallery in Malaysia.
Drik Gallery in Bangladesh and University of Bolton in UK.