K Asad

Country: Bangladesh 🇧🇩

K M Asad (1983) grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and finished his graduation in photojournalism in 2008. Covering the aftermath of Cyclone Sidr (2007) has deeply affected him. Shortly after the publication of his photographs, humanitarian aid arrived in the remote and cut-off communities he worked in, which strengthened his desire to pursue a life as a documentary photographer and photojournalist.

Working mostly independently, K M is determined to draw attention to contemporary social and environmental challenges and humanitarian crises. His major works include long-term documentation on the flight of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh and their continuing struggle for existence and a long-term project on the effects of climate change on coastal communities in Bangladesh. He also captured the consequences of man-made and natural disasters such as the collapse of the Bangladeshi garment factory Rana Plaza (2013) and the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal (2015).

K M has received numerous honors and awards including the World Press Photo Award, UNICEF Picture Of the Year, Picture of the Year International (POYI), and the Lucie Award (IPA). Some of his photographs are part of the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMOPA) in Japan.

His works have been published among others in The National Geographic, the New York Times, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Bloomberg and the Science Magazine.