Shadman Shahid


Shadman Shahid is a photographer born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently based in the Netherlands, working on personal projects while heading the MA Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Through his work, Shadman Shahid aims to make our precarious relationship with reality visible. He walks the line between documentary and fictional modes of making in the hopes of creating a more complete understanding of the real.

Shadman’s photographic works have brought him a few accolades including but not limited to the BJP Ones to Watch in 2016, the Burn Emerging Photographer of the Year in 2018, and the Bird in Flight Prize in 2019.

Shadman has lectured at numerous institutions such as the Pathshala Institute in Bangladesh, the Willem De Kooning Academie, the St. Joost School of Art & Design, and the KABK in the Netherlands.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest jury member 
2017 Joop Swart Masterclass Participant

Shadman Shahid on Social Media:
Instagram: @shadman.shahid

Shadman Shahid
Portrait credit: Zhao Yanxian