Ismail Ferdous


Ismail Ferdous (1989) is a Bangladeshi photographer and filmmaker based in New York, United States, who documents social and humanitarian issues of the contemporary world.

A member of Agence VU', he began to consider photography as a profession while studying business at East West University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

After the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka in 2013, one of the worst industrial disasters in Bangladesh's history that resulted in the death of more than 1,100 workers, Ferdous made a plea against the devastating effects of the “fast fashion” industry on the Bangladeshi population with his projects The Cost of Fashion and After Rana Plaza.

Ferdous is the recipient of numerous awards, including photography POYi, Alexa Foundation Grant, Getty Instagram Grant, National Geographic Society Grant, NPPA, and Days Japan. He is a frequent contributor to the National Geographic Magazine.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2022 World Press Photo Contest winner
6x6 Global Talent Program nominator

Ismail Ferdous on Social Media:
Instagram: @ismailferdous
Twitter: @iferdous

Ismail Ferdous

Portrait credit: Danielle Amy