Mohammad Shahnewaz Khan

Documentary Photographer
Founder Director of VOHH
Curator and Educator


For Assignment

Cell # +880 1819 514 870
Email # snk24061983@gmail.com


About Him

The son of a freedom fighter, "Mohammad Shahnewaz Khan" is a Humanist Documentary Photographer, Curator, Educator, Social Activist, Photojournalist, Freelancer for The Washington Post and Founder Director of VOHH Photography Institute, VOHH Foundation and VOHH FOTO FEST, based Chittagong, Bangladesh. Having dreamed in his youth of becoming a writer, photography instead managed to became his muse and mode of expression.In his words:

"I always want to know about people, their life, their culture and their fight to survive. I believe photography is such a great option for telling the truth to change the world."

He won over 100 International awards in the field of photojournalism and documentary photography, Including...

  • Ian Parry Scholarship.
  • Alexia Grant.
  • Andrei Stenin Press Award (Twice).
  • International Photographer of the Year Award.
  • Life Press Photo Award (Twice).
  • Siena International Photo Awards.
  • Photoshare award (Twice).
  • Al Mayadeen TV awardfor peace.
  • Professional shortlisted Sony World Photography Awards.
  • Shortlisted Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship.
  • Future Voices Jury Award.
  • Nominated - World Press Photo Joop Swart masterclass (Four times).
  • UNICEF photo of the year (Four times).
  • Magnum EF Grant.

His works published over 100 International journals like...

  • CNN
  • Sunday Times
  • Amnesty International
  • The Guardian
  • National Geography
  • Al Jazeera
  • FotoEvidence
  • British Journal of Photography
  • Eye of photography
  • TIME Lightbox
  • Público
  • EyesOpen
  • EBS
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • WHAT Magazine
  • The Quiet American
  • ViewFind
  • Resource Magazine
  • Dhaka Tribune
  • Photographic Museum of Humanity
  • Russia Today
  • Al Mayadeen TV
  • Phosmag Magazine
  • World Health Organization
  • Lens Culture
  • Lucie Foundation
  • The Daily Star
  • InterAction
  • BANGKOK POST
  • CHINA DAILY
  • Population Connection
  • Daily Sun
  • Dhaka Tribune

He was interviewed at...

  • CNN, Sputnik
  • P3
  • Alexia
  • Kaler Kantho
  • EBS
  • Al Mayadeen TV
  • Maasranga Television
  • ATN News & etc.

His assignment experience includes

  • International Finance Corporation-World Bank
  • Rossiya Segodnya
  • Sputnik News
  • CNN
  • Al Mayadeen Tv
  • P3
  • Daily Prothom Alo
  • Suprobhat Bangladesh
  • BITA-Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts
  • and many National-International NGOs and Magazines.

His works exhibited over 40 countries, over 500 times. Including...

  • Somerset House in London
  • House of Lords in London
  • Royal Geographical Society in London
  • UN HQ in New York
  • City Center in Frankfurt
  • Germany
  • Norma - Aeroporto di Catania in Italy
  • Lumiere brothers center of photography Moscow
  • Just another photo festival
  • National University-Ostrog Academy Ukraine
  • Sony Square NYC
  • Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia
  • Bursa PhotoFest
  • Pingyao China: Pip Festival
  • Beijing World Art Museum
  • PARIS PHOTO VIA ALIX
  • AFRICAN ART FAIR
  • Interaction
  • International Center of Photography (ICP), etc.

He was one of the Reviewer and Jury Member of ADDIS FOTO FEST 2018

His long term projects is selected and used as a "Teaching and Research Material" to all over the world. Here is the list below:

  • # East Carolina University in USA (Education)
  • # Duke University - Durham, NC, USA (Education)
  • # University of Washington - Washington, USA (Education)
  • # London School of Economics and Political Science - UK (Education and Research)
  • # Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD, USA (Education)
  • # JohnsHopkins School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD, USA (Education)
  • # University of Roehampton - London, UK (Education)
  • # CARE (International Humanitarian Agency) - Geneva, Switzerland (Research)
  • # Population Council - New York, USA (Research)
  • # World Health Organization - Geneva, Switzerland ((Research Report)
  • # International Executive Resources Group - New York, USA (Annual Report)
  • # The Heller School, Brandeis University - Waltham, MA, USA (Education)
  • # Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) - Seoul, South Korea (Education)
  • # London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (Research)
  • # University of Michigan (Education)
  • # Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
  • # University of Notre Dame (listed for teaching, in the Syllabus)

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For Assignment

Cell # +880 1819 514 870
Email # snk24061983@gmail.com