Anik Rahman is a Bangladeshi Photojournalist based between New York, USA and Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was born in 1988 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Being a citizen of a 3rd world country he have been experiencing the struggle, pain and suffering from his childhood in his surrounding. Resulting he have a great interest on humanitarian stories. Around November 2012 after leaving his regular life to pursue a 9-5 desk job, he took his camera to document the stories around him.
At the end of 2013 he started working on the victims of political violence of Bangladesh. He named the story “Puppet Show” which have been published, exhibited and awarded internationally. While working with the victims he have decided to continue his life as a photojournalist. Beside human rights issue he have worked on environmental challenge and ferry capsizing of Bangladesh. At 2015 he have worked on the earthquake of Nepal. He also loves to shoot religious and cultural events.
He have worked for many news agencies, magazines and NGO’s such as Agence France-Presse, Nur Photo Agency, Zuma Press, Redux Pictures, Vice News, LA Times, SOS (Nepal & Belgium), Izel, VSO, Cafod, IHS and Asha. His works have been published in Times, The new Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The Gurdian, The Sunday Times, Vice News, Wired, National Geographic Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Art Photo Feature, Private Magazine, Documentary Photo Review, The Quiet American, France TV and The Daily Star. His works have been exhibited in Bangladesh, India, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Serbia, Bulgaria, UK and USA.
He is available for assignments. Contact him for details.
2017 - Got Scholarship from Rory Peck Trust to attend Crisis Reporting course at ColumbiaJournalism School supported by Dart Center.
2016 - Selected among 15 Talented Asian Photographers by Dodho Magazine, Spain.
2016 - Honorable Mention in Photojournalism - Professional category at 9th International ColorAwards.
2016 - Finalists in Social Documentary Network - Visual Stories Exploring Global Themes.
2015 – Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop, USA.
2015 - First Place in Photo Essay Category at FCCT - LightRocket Asian Photo Contest.
2015 – Finalist, The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography Grant.
2015 – Humanistic Photographer, 9th edition of the International photo contest “Phodar” Biennial,Bulgaria.
2015 – Honorable Mention in Photojournalism Category, International Color Awards.
2015 – 3rd Place in General News, 72nd Pictures of the Year International, USA
2015 – Finalist, Magnum 30 Under 30 Emerging Talent.
2014 – Finalist, Photocrati Fund Competition.
2014 – Honorable Mention in Photojournalism Category, 9th Annual Black and White Spider Award.
2014 – Selected for the 10th Edition of the Angkor Photo Workshops, Cambodia.
2014 – 3rd Place and Finalist, Fotorama Fest, Serbia.
2014 – 2nd Place, OpenBorder Festival, Netherlands.
2014 – Honorable Mention in Portrait Category, National Press Photographers Association- Best of
Photojournalism Award, USA