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J.A. Akash is a press photographer based in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Born in 1984, he completed courses in photographer from the PhotoArt Institute in Chittagong. He started as a freelance photographer of the Daily Amar Desh and a staff photographer of the Daily Shuprobhat and the Daily Bhorer Kagoj.

He is also a contributor of the Daily Shomakal and presently works with the Daily Amader Kontho and Daily Kalbela as a staff photojournalist, and is also a member of the Chattagram Photographic Society and Chattagram Photoartist Club. His focus is on issues on child labour and the physically-disabled. Through his work, he wants to highlight their conditions to society as they remain largely ignored by the rest of the country.


• Gold Medal at the 67th International Photographic Salon of Japan, The Asahi Shimbun Photo Contest 2007.

• Jury Prize from the 24 Concorso Photographico International Photo Contest, San Marino, Italy. 2007.

•Medal in 33 Salon International de Photografica do Algarve Photo Salon, Portugal, 2007.

• Finalist in Photo Laureates photo contest 2007, Canada.

• Participant in Trierenberg Super Circuit Photo Contest, Austria, 2007, where 9 of his photographs was accepted and exhibited.

• Participant in the Al-Thani Award for Photography 2007 in Austria, where 15 of his photographs were accepted and exhibited.

• Honourable Mention in 3rd Place in FIAP, and a Certificate of Merit from the 15th Vigez International Photographic Salon, 2008, Australia.

• Finalist of the Photographer's Forum Magazine Annual Photo Contest, 2008, USA.

• Participant in the 1st Salon International de Imagen Virtual Foto Club Quilmes 2008, Argentina.

• Participant in The Daily Star's Love/Beauty Bangladesh Photo Contest 2008.

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