Monirul Alam was born in Old Dhaka in Bangladesh and took up photography in 1994. After completing his Bachelors in Accounting from the National University, he went on to graduate from Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography. Monirul now works as a staff photojournalist at The Daily Prothom Alo newspaper. His main interest lies in documentary photography, concerning environmental, social and political issues. His work has been published in prestigious national and international publications, such as Time, Newsweek, New Internationalist and Saudi Aramco World.
He is also the recipient of several awards in a number of photography competitions such as Asahi Shimbun, Nikon Photo Contest and India Print Circuit IIPC.