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Ashfika Rahman

Career Highlights

Ashfika Rahman is a photographer from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She formerly worked with the medium of classical dance and theater. After completing her diploma in professional photo documentary and journalism from Pathshala (South Asian Media Institute) Bangladesh, she continued her academics in Hochschule Hannover (HsH), Germany in Photojournalism.

She is a multidisciplinary photographer working with photography, texts and alternative printing. Guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification, her practice involves extensive research into the power and structure of society and the socio political issues.



2020 New York Times Portfolio Review

2020 Finalist Samdani Art Award

2019 12 Women Photographers to Watch in 2019 by PH Museum

2018 Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo

2018 Samdani Art Award (Finalist), Dhaka, Bangladesh

2018 Invisible Photographer Asia Award (IPA)


Publication (select listing) 



  • 2021 Bangladesh Art Week, Ora Egarojon - 2nd Edition, Virtual Live Auction

  • 2020 Selected Works: Lumix Festival For Young Visual Journalism, F3- freiraum Für fotografie, Berlin, Germany 

  • 2020 Dhaka Art Summit 2020, Curated by Philippe Pirotte, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • 2020 Lumix Festival 2020, Curated by karen Fromm, Hannover, Germany

  • 2019 “Princesses-des-villes” Curated by Hugo Vitrani and Fabien Danesi at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

  • 2019 ‘Catalyst’ jimei x arles international photo festival, Curated by Rahaab AllanaChina

  • 2019 “Fabric(ated) Fractures”Curated by Diana Campbell, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

  • 2019 “Women in Photography Exhibition” Curated by Emmeline Yong at Objectifs (Singapore)

  • 2019 “Chobi Mela X” International Photography Festival, Curated by Zihan Karim, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • 2018 Lumix Festival 2018, Curated by Tanzim Wahab, Hannover, Germany

  • 2018 Indian Photo Festival 2018 (IPF), Hyderabad, India

  • 2018 Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Curated by Simon Castets Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • 2017 Exhibition “Cross Road”, Curated by Sophia Greiff Hannover, Germany

  • 2016 Exhibited in Muslin Festival Curated by Rezaur Rahman National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh


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