Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1989, Ismail Ferdous is documentary photographer.
In 2015 he won Getty Instagram Grant Award, Paris Photo Prize Award, NPPA, Days Japan Award, International Photography Award, Dart Foundation Asia Fellowship. In 2014, Ismail presented at Tedx Maastricht and his article about photojournalism was published in Harvard Magazine In 2014, he has also won NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism award. Other significant awards include the Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence in 2012, World Bank Young Artist award, WHO award, Commonwealth Gold award, Save Water, Young Portfolio (Kmopa), InterAction Grand prize and many more.
Ismail’s work is exhibited in the International Headquarters in Geneva, 25CPW Gallery New York, the World Bank head office in Washington DC, the Powerhouse Museum and Rio de Janerio-UNICEF. His work has appeared in New York Times Op-Docs, New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic- Germany, Global Reporting Sweden, OmVärlden magazine, Washington Post, Time Magazine Lightbox, New York Times Lens blog, Wall Street Journal, InterAction Magazine, MIPJ journal and many more.
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Tear of Nepal
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed over 8,000 people and injured more than
21,000. It occurred with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms. Its epicenter was east of
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened,
across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at
UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the
Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Patan Durbar Square, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square,
the Changu Narayan Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa. Geophysicists and other
experts had warned for decades that Nepal was vulnerable to a deadly earthquake,
particularly because of its geology, urbanization, and architecture.
The Siege of Kobane
The Siege of Kobane was hurled by the Islamic State (also known as ISIL or ISIS) fighters on 16 September 2014, in order to capture the town of Kobane in northern Syria. Kobane, in Aleppo province, is the third-largest Kurdish city in Syria. Residents have abandoned their homes there under the attack by Islamic State militants. By the first quarter of October 2014, ISIS was achieved in capturing more than 350 Kurdish villages and towns within the locality of Kobane making a flood of some 300,000 displaced Kurdish, most of who escaped across the border into Turkey. Turkey opened eight crossing points along a 20-mile (32km) stretch from Akcakale to Mursitpinar, allowing hundred thousands of Kurds to escape from the ISIS attack. Syrian Kurdish groups told, during the refugee influx up to 50 may have died in recent days, from various causes, including starvation and stepping on landmines.