Ismail Ferdous is a Bangladeshi photographer and filmmaker living in New York City, who is interested in human interest stories of the contemporary world. A member of Agence VU’ in Paris and a faculty member at the International Center of Photography in New York. He began photography while he was studying in business school in Dhaka. He decided to break his family tradition not work in business and pursued his career as a professional photographer for the past decade. After the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka in 2013, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,100 workers, Ferdous work made a plea against the devastating effects of the “fast fashion” industry on the Bangladesh with his documentary film and photo projects. His curiosity about geography and migration influenced his prolific work on migrations and refugees over four continents which shows unique human conditions and tells their stories.
Ismail’s enjoyed working with important international newspapers, magazines and corporate clients. Some of his major clients are The New York Times, Geo Magazine, Washington Post, Le Monde and many others. He is been a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine on many stories. Ismail Ferdous’s work has been awarded for World Press Photo, Picture of the Year international, Alexa Foundation grant, Getty Images Instagram grant and many other major awards in photography.