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Biography

Md. Zobayer Hossain Joati, as known as, Zobayer Joti is a Freelance Photographer from Dhaka, Bangladesh. After finishing his Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Engineering, his passion for photography led him to a professional diploma in Photography from Counter Foto. His works follow Documentary and Fine Art practices that concentrate on different socio-political issues, gender equality, cultural norms, and underrepresented communities.

Education

Counter Foto - A Center for Visual Arts
2 Years Professional Photography Program || 2019 - 2023


Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) 
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (ETE) || 2014-2018

Rajuk Uttara Model College
 
Higher School Certificate (HSC) in Science Group || 2011 - 2013

Rajuk Uttara Model School & College 
Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in Science Group || 2009 - 2011

Achievements
  • The Alexia Student Grant Recipient, 2023, New York, USA

  • 1st Runner Up, Breaking Story, Break The Circle Season XI, IUTPS, Bangladesh

  • Participating Artist, The 23rd Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

  • Shortlisted, Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023, UK

  • Award of Excellence, Spot News, Pictures of The Year (POY) Asia 2023

  • Shortlisted, Best Work by an Emerging Photographer, The Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023, Germany

  • Inception Grant Solo Show Awardee, Inception Grant 2023, India

  • 1st Prize, ART OF LIGHT 2023, Sylhet Agricultural University Photographic Society (SAUPS), Bangladesh

  • 3rd Prize, The 5th Silk Road & Young Dreams Photography Contest, China

  • Judges Choice, Student Photojournalist of the Year, The BarTur Photo Award 2022. Germany

  • Finalist, Vantage Point 10, Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE

  • Young Author Prize, Educando la Mirada 2022, Spain

  • 8th Place, Words in Images 2022, Austria

  • Award of Excellence, Cultural Practice, Pictures of The Year (POY) Asia 2022

  • Shortlisted, Young Portfolio Acquisition 2022, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (KMoPA), Japan

  • Finalist, The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers 2021, USA

  • Shortlisted, Student Category, The BarTur Photo Award 2021, Germany

  • Shortlisted, Documentary & Photojournalism, Siena International Photo Awards 2021, Italy

  • Shortlisted, Open Category, Siena Creative Photo Awards 2020, Italy

  • Finalists, Single Category, London Street Photography Festival 2020

  • Shortlisted, Black and White Category, Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA) 2019-2020, UAE

  • FIAP Honorable Mention Award, Black and White Category, Orhan Holding 15th International Photography Contest, Turkey

  • Grand Prize, National Photography Competition and Exhibition 2019, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KEUT) Photographic Society, Bangladesh

  • Finalist, Montanha Pico Festival 2019, Portugal

  • Convener's Choice, Public Health Photo Contest 2019, Bangladesh

  • Finalist, Chania International Photo (CIP) Festival 2018, Chania, Greece

  • National Photography Competition & Exhibition (NPCE) Special Award 2017, Rajuk College Photography Club, Bangladesh

  • 2nd prize, National Photography Competition 2016, Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

  • 35+ National photography group exhibitions (printed) in Bangladesh

  • Portfolio features at various international photographic platforms and online news portals of more than 10 countries.

  • Issue 16, DER GREIF, Germany

  • Guest Room, Annekathrin Kohout, DER GREIF, Germany

  • ISSUE 2462 - JUNE 2022, MARIKA Magazine, a New York-based international fashion magazine

  • Vol 2, Issue 8, Sep. 2021, Docu Magazine, a Finland-based documentary photography magazine

  • Spring Issue 2021, ZEKE Magazine, a USA-based international documentary photography magazine

  • January 14, 2021, SHOUT, The Daily Star

  • 8th issue, LIGHT, a New York-based journal of Fine Art Photography & Poetry

  • Magazine MiratecArts dez 2018-março 2019, Portugal

Courses / Workshops / Masterclasses
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