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PHOTOGRAPHER: A.M. Ahad
A.M. Ahad was awarded an honourable mention (photos catagory) in a youth photography and writing competition, launched by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Transparency International (TI) to mark the 20th anniversary of TI, one of one of the world’s leading anti-corruption organisations. We asked young people between the ages of 18 and 30 to depict corruption and how to combat it. The competition was judged by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Transparency International and professional journalists and photographers.
A.M. Ahad, born in 1989, is a photojournalist for the Associated Press, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He graduated in mass communication and Journalism from Stamford University, Bangladesh, and was a staff photographer for DrikNEWS and for Daily Sun before joining the news agency. Recently he completed post-graduate work in photojournalism on a scholarship at the Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines.
Ahad’s work has been featured worldwide, including Angkor photo festival in Cambodia, The Charlotte Observer Gallery, United States; Guardian Gallery, London; Grand Atrium of Dubai Mall, Dubai; and the Indonesian Art Institute. His work has also been published in TIME.com, The New York Times, The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Observer Magazine, Courier International, Asian GEO, Saudi Aramaco World, Himal Southasian, I Care, New Age, and Forum Magazine of Daily Star. He has received awards in environmental photography and national photo competition awards.