Munem Wasif one of the top documentary photographers of Bangladesh, has gained a volume of international acclaim for his social and humanistic storytelling.
Wasif recently bagged the “Photoffee photographer of the year 2013” award. Photoffee is the first Bangladeshi organisation that deals with fine art photography and recognises a photographer every year with “Photographer of the Year” award. This is for the third time the organisation awarded a Bangladeshi photographer.
Munem Wasif achieved the award for his photo book named “Belonging” that was published from Paris, France. Celebrated photographer and cinematographer Anwar Hossain as chief guest and internationally famous photojournalist Abir Abdullah as special guest handed over the award to Munem on February 28. Creative head of Photoffee Sudeepto Salam was also present on the occasion. The guests handed over a trophy, a certificate and Taka 10,000 on behalf of Mad World Fashion to the award winner. Welcoming the initiative, the guests said that the award will play a great role in Bangladeshi photography.
Alongside doing documentary photography, Munem Wasif is a writer. He has also earned accolades as a photography teacher. Born in 1983, Munem Wasif did his honours in Sociology from Dhaka University. Besides, he completed his graduation in Photography from Pathshala. His photographs have been published in well-known local and foreign newspapers and journals. “Salt of Tears” and “Blood Splinter of Jute” are his notable works. He was selected for Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo in 2007. He also bagged “Young Reporter of the Year” taking part in Du Scoop of Angers festival, held in France in 2008. He participated in many exhibitions both at home and abroad.