6 June 2017

Sayed Asif Mahmud is a documentary photographer, curator, and educator from Bangladesh.

A graduate of Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, Asif is currently working as a Communications Officer at the United Nations World Food Programme in Yemen. His work has been exhibited at Chobimela VI, Dhaka Art Summit and Bengal Art Lounge in Bangladesh, Bedales Gallery in the UK, the Noorderlicht Festival of Photography in the Netherlands, and FICA in India.

His social documentary, Tobacco Tale, a five-year deep dive into the tobacco industry in Bangladesh, was awarded second prize in Non-Traditional Photojournalism Award by NPPA (2013) and Honorable Mention in the 5th Edition of Anthropographia Award 2013.

In 2015, the British Journal of Photography acknowledged Asif as one of the 25 Best New Photographers of the World.