Shehzad Noorani is a professional freelance photographer. He has worked as a freelance documentary photographer with a special focus on social issues since 1987, covering major crisis situations resulting from wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and Uganda and natural calamities in Sri Lanka (tsunami), Iran (Bam earthquake) and Bangladesh (flood 1988 & 1998 and cyclone 1991 & 1993). He has also covered assignments in Cambodia, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Thailand, Syria, Vietnam, Yogosalv and Zambia.
He has carried out numerous assignments from 1988 to the present day. For example: The Children of Black Dust (Dry-cell battery recycling children of Dhaka), Bangladesh. 1999-2006 The Daughters of Darkness (Depicting lives of sex workers in South Asia) 1989-2006 The Wheels of Life (Focusing on the hand pulled rickshaws of Calcutta), India. 1999-2001 Changing Realities of HIV/AIDS. Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand (for UNICEF & UNAIDS-2000) Dieing with dignity (HIV/AIDS). Thailand (Personal Project–1997) The virus - HIV/AIDS in Bombay. India (Short film & photography for CNN-1996 ) Tsunami, Sri Lanka, 2004-2006, Darfur emergency, Sudan, 2004 Pre & Post War Iraq. 2003 Post Taliban Afghanistan, 2001-2002
Shehzad Noorani’s Noteworthy Achievements:
•He has exhibited photographic work in Bangladesh, Denmark, France, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Switzerland, Thailand, UK and USA.
•He received the prestigious Mother Jones International Award for Documentary Photography in 2000, an honorable mention from National Geography All Road Photographer’s Program in 2005 and 2nd Place in UNICEF Photo of the Year 2006.
•Examples of publications and clients are as follows: Newsweek, New York Times, Le Monde, Marie Claire, Independent (UK), New Internationalist, The Guardian, British Journal of Photography, Internazionale (Italy), UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, WHO, WFP, Operation Life Line Sudan (OLS), The World Bank, Amnesty International, Johns Hopkins University, The Aga Khan Foundation, Safe the Children Fund