G.M.B Akash is a documentary photographer from Bangladesh, practicing photography for the past 13 years. Akash grew up in a home far removed from his passion and profession until the photographer found his family’s old camera and his life took a whole new direction. Akash’s passion for photography was uncontainable and his desire to capture everything on film, pushed him to impulsively go places and meet people.
Akash’s photography concentrates on people living on the edge of society - their faces, lives, and living conditions. “I believe photography can bring about a lot of change - anybody in any part of the world can understand the language of images. Today, I count myself blessed, having become a photographer. To be able to articulate the experiences of the voiceless, to bring their identity to the forefront, gives meaning and purpose to my own life,” the brilliant photographer tells us.
Akash has received more than 35 international awards from all around the world and his work has been featured in over 50 major international publications including: Time, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Geo, Stern, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Marie Claire,Colors, The Economist, The New Internationalist, Kontinente, Amnesty Journal, Courier International, PDN, Die Zeit, Days Japan, and Sunday Telegraph of London. In 2006 the photographer was awarded the World Press Photo award and released his first book “First Light”.
A collection of Akash’s remarkable documentary photography can be viewed below:
Note: The images are the sole property of the photographer, and should not be used for any purposes without the prior consent of the photographer.