Iqbal Hossain

I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1984. In 1994, photographer Dr. Shahidul Alam of the Drik Picture Library gave me a camera to start taking photographs from a child’s point of view. That was the beginning of my work as a photographer.
In 1997, through Drik I met Jeremy Seabrook, who was working on a book on child labour, “Children of other worlds” (Pluto Press, London, 1999). I was his guide for several months in Dhaka, visiting the places where children worked, and translating interviews for him.
In recent years I’ve worked as a freelance photojournalist, including for the New Internationalist, The Daily Star, UNICEF, A&G Italia, UNFPA Bangladesh, Save The Children, Southampton University, Oxfam Bangladesh, Amnesty Italia, Drik Picture Library, Ekushey Television, World View International, Young Asia TV, BRAC, Carers Worldwide UK, CRP Bangladesh, Panos South Asia, Chobi Mela, the Danish Centre for Culture & Development and others.
My principal interest is in documentary photography and reporting.


“A journey of a thousand miles starts right at your feet” (Chinese proverb)

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