Curator Selection / 2020 / /

Fire & Dreams

  • Photographer
    Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad
  • Image Location
    Bangladesh

Dhaka is one of the most densely populated and unplanned cities in the world. Due to lack of supervision of authority greedy developers are building constructions without proper guideline and violating rules and regulations including fire protection law. Because of unplanned construction, houses, shopping malls, slums, garment/ textile factories no place is safe. Every year fire is costing valuable lives of many and people are losing all their belongings. According to available fire service data, at least 1970 people were killed in around 200,000 fires across the country in the last decade.

Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad is a photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Graduated in Bachelor of Science in electrical & electronic engineering. He has studied one year professional photography program under a scholarship at Pathshala south asian media institute, Bangladesh. His work has been published in national and international newspapers, magazines including The Guardian, BBC, Daily Mail Uk, Le Monde etc. He has received several awards from national and international photography competitions.

Awards 2020 – Recipient of National Geographic Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists
2019-2020 – Finalist, Hamdan International Photography Award “HIPA” General Color Category, ( UAE)
2015 – Felix Schoeller Best Work by an Emerging Photographer, (Germany)
2015 – Finalist, Photographer’s Forum 35th Annual College Photography Contest, (USA)
2015 – Honorable Mention, IPA, International Photography Awards, (USA)
2015 – Honorable Mention, Siena International Photography Awards, (Italy )
2015 – Honorable Mention ( Photojournalism), ND Photography Awards
2015 – Honorable Mention ( People Series), ND Photography Awards
2014 – Grand Prize Winner of Atkins Ciwem Environmental Photographer of the Year, (United Kingdom)
2014 – Commended Award, Sony World Photography Awards, (United Kingdom)
2014 – Judges Choice Award, Robi Photo School Contest, (Bangladesh)