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Farida Alam

I am Farida Alam. I was born and brought up in Dhaka. Professionally, I look after the family business and photography is my passion. From my childhood, I loved to meet new people and explore different cultures. I found photography is the best way to explore new cultures and livelihood of people. I believe in immersion photography and spend months listening, observing and talking with my subjects over the course of a project.

Photography has become a part of my identity - a force that makes me think, feel and understand human being and the human condition. My work on third gender people, "Reflection of dispersed soul," hidden for years has brought me various international awards and recognitions.

Recently, Social Documentary Network (SDN) has featured my work "Survived Against all the Odds." Apart from that my other individual works have got me recognitions of various national and international arenas. I have completed basic and foundation courses from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Later on, I also participated in a documentary photography course of Counter Photo, another renowned photography institute of Bangladesh. Currently, I am pursuing a Diploma in photography from Alliance Francaise de Dhaka. I am a lifetime member of the Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS).