Bangladeshi, b. 1983
Sumon Yusuf graduated in English literature and studied Visual Literacy at Asian Centre for Journalism of Ateneo de Manila University from Philippines. He was also completed one year diploma program on Photojournalism in internationally famous Bangladeshi photojournalism school South Asian Media Institute, Pathshala. He has always been a person with keen enthusiasm in the field of documentary photography. He is assigned to cover visual document for national and international projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. He worked for NGO BRAC for the last three and half years. Yusuf trained on photography from many international master photographers like Robert Pledge, Morten Krogvold, Peter Frayer, Trent Park, Roman Bezjak and others.
He did many documentary photography projects as well as conducted several photography workshops around the country. His works have been published in many national and international newspapers and magazines like The Daily Star, The Daily New Nation, Dhaka Courier, The Daily Prothom Alo, The Daily Guardian, The Daily Observer, Development Asia, F-Stop Magazine, People & Planet Diary and One World Calendar, Helvetas, Switzerland.
His works have been exhibited in USA, Australia, Japan, Bangladesh and 9th Angkor Photo Festival in Seam Riep, Cambodia.
He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including Top Prize of IREX Photo Contest in Washington DC, USA, First Prize at JP’s Prize for Contemporary Photography in Bangladesh by Alliance Francoise de Dhaka, 3rd place winner of Anti Corruption Youth Photo Contest of Transparency International, Berlin, Germany, Winner of The 73rd International Photographic Salon of Japan, Asahi Simbun, Winner of CGAP Microfinance Photo Contest in USA, Winner of People & Planet Photo Contest in Australia, Finalist of Nikon International Photo Contest, Japan, Finalist of Health Worker’s Count Photo Contest of WHO, Finalist in Garuda Indonesia International Photo contest, Nomination for the Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo Foundation in Netherlands.