Photo Courtesy: Suman Paul
Abir Abdullah is a veteran Bangladeshi photojournalist who is currently working with the Matrix Images (LLC) based in USA, on contractual basis.
Previously he worked with the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) between 2005 and 2017. He also had a stint with Daily Prothom Alo as a photo editor. Abir was appointed as the principal of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. The veteran photographer has been published in New York Times, New Yorker, Time, Guardian, The Telegraph, Stern, Der Spiegel, the New Internationalist Magazine and many other international publications. He was one of the photographers featured in the book BLINK, published by Phaidon, featuring 100 photographers worldwide and in the book titled New Stories commissioned and published by World Press Photo.
Abir has received a plethora of International recognitions -- Photojournalism Contest in USA, the SAJA (South Asian Journalists association) Photo Award, Asian Press Photo contest, China International Press Photo Contest.
He is a Dart fellow and was a jury of the World Press Photo Contest in 2011.