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Ismail Ferdous

Documentary photographer
New York
As a documentary photographer, Ismail covers social humanitarian issues. His recent project, The Cost of Fashion, is a photo and video advocacy project that began after documenting the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the worst industrial disaster in history. The project continues to spread awareness about the fashion industry and its negative effects on workers in Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh he has also documented the effects of global warming and HIV/AIDS on local communities since 2011. He has also photographed violence against women in Guatemala, refugees along the border of Turkey and Syria and human trafficking in Southeast Asia. He has worked for many major Media Publications, NGOs, agencies and news organisations NYTimes Magazine, MSNBC Photo, AlJazeera America, BBC Media Action, UNDP, Associated Press, Showtime, the World Bank, Oxfam, SIDA-Global Reporting, the Ocean Conservancy etc. 

In 2014, Ismail presented at Tedx Maastricht and his article about photojournalism was published in Harvard Magazine. Ismail’s work is exhibited in the Photoville 2015, 25CPW Gallery New York, the World Bank head office, the Powerhouse Museum and Rio de Janerio-UNICEF. His work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, New York Times Op-Docs, New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic- Germany, Global Reporting Sweden, OmVärlden magazine, Washington Post, Time Magazine Lightbox, New York Times Lens blog, Wall Street Journal, InterAction Magazine, MIPJ journal and many more.

Contributor to: NYTimes Magazine, National Geographic Channel, Le Monde, MSNBC Photo, BBC-Media Action, Al-Jazeera America, Redux Pictures, ABC Australia and GettyImages global etc.Twitter: @iferdous

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