Shehab Uddin born in 1972, Khulna, Bangladesh. His interests lie in socio-political documentation. Having worked as a newspaper photographer in The Daily Sangbad for more than eight years, he joined Drik in 2005 and worked till May 2010 as Photographer/Team Leader at Drik Photography Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now he is working as a Dhaka based freelance photographer. He worked as an assistant lecturer in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication in Kathmandu for a year.
He completed his graduation in photojournalism from Pathshala, The South Asian Media Academy and Institute of Photography.
A Panos media fellow, Shehab is more comfortable working in areas that involve emotion and values. His works has been exhibited globally and also in online galleries.
Images were published in both domestic and international publications like CPN, Time Journal of Photography, The POLITIKEN, USA Today, CBS news, Time Online, The Guardian, Times daily, New Internationalist, Der Spiegel Nepali Times and so on. He has won several awards such as All Roads (Honourable Mention) National Geographic, WHO, Asahi Shimbun & IIPC, FIAP, HPA. This year he won Project grant, Magnum Foundation?s Emergency Fund, Magnum Foundation and also the Professional Grant, Alexia Foundation, USA for his project ?Amarao Manush: Pavement Dwellers?.
His work has been preserved as a permanent collection in Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan), Dhaka Nagar Jadughar (Dhaka City Museum) and Liberation War Museum (Bangladesh).