Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Gazi Nafis Ahmed is an artist working with photography. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, he studied art and design at London Guildhall University, United Kingdom. He received his B.A. from Danish School of Media and Journalism in Denmark and her M.A. in fine arts photography from IED Madrid in Spain, both on full scholarship. Ahmed was awarded at the international Pride Photo Award 2015 in Amsterdam for his series "Inner Face". In 2013, he received the Blub Award from Format International Photography Festival in the United Kingdom. His work has been exhibited in worldwide, including solo exhibitions at Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, EMK Centre in Dhaka and Sex Workers Open University Conference in UK. In 2016 Ahmed had solo exhibition at BRAC University, which was organized by BLAST (Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust) and James P. Grant School of Public health. His photos have graced the pages of Guardian, The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others. His critically acclaimed serials “Inner Face” and “Innate Identities” address the sensitive and precarious issues of human rights of the LGBT community. They convey the subtle sense of challenge in the expressions of the community in a traditional and conservative culture like Bangladesh.