Abir Abdullah is a documentary photographer from Bagerhat, Bangladesh. He has a Masters in Marketing from the University of Dhaka and a Diploma in Photojournalism from Pathshala, the South Asian Media Academy. Abir photographs the people around him, whose stories have moved him in some way. He has spent the last few years documenting communities in Bangladesh who have been most affected by climate change. He has won many awards including the prestigious Mother Jones International Fund for Documentary Photography for his photo essay on Bangladeshi freedom fighters. He is also the winner of the Alexia Foundation professional grant, 2013.
Abir’s photo essays have been widely exhibited in Europe, South America, Asia and the US and his photographs have been published in the international press including New York Times, Geo, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Time, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Stern and International Herald Tribune. His work has also been published in the World Press Photo book New Stories and Phaidon Press’s Blink. Currently, Abir is working in the European Pressphoto Agency as the Bangladesh correspondent