Awards 

World Press Photo

  • Selected for 18th Joop Swart Masterclass, 2008

  • 3rd Prize in Daily Life Category in World Press Photo contest, 2011

Pictures of the Year (POYi)

  • 2nd Prize in Feature Category, 2013

Best of Photojournalism (BOP) by National Press Photographer’s Association of America, NPPA

  • 3rd Prize in the Enterprise Category, 2010

  • 1st Prize in the Environmental Picture Story Category, 2008

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Contest

  • Best Portfolio, 2013

  • 2nd Prize in the News Picture story Category, 2013

  • 2nd Prize in the Feature Category, 2009

China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP)

  • Gold Prize in the Daily Life Category, 2013

  • Bronze Prize in the War & Disaster Category, 2011

  • Silver Prize in the Daily Life Category, 2010

  • Bronze Prize in the War & Disaster Category, 2007

Others

  • Honorable Mention in National Geographic Photo Contest; 2013

    Honorable Mention in FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project; 2015

  • ‘Award of Excellence in Feature photography in Society of Publisher's in Asia (SOPA) Award; 2010

  • South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) award for outstanding photograph about South Asia; 2010

  • 1st prize in FCCT/OnAsia Photo Contest; 2009

  • Runner UP in the Photojournalism category of American Photo- Images of the Year; 2009

  • Press Award in One world Media Award, UK; 2008

  • Honorable Mention in Asahi Shimbun- International Photographic Salon of Japan, 2011 & 2012

  • Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards, IPA; 2010

  • Honorable Mention in The 4th Photography Masters Cup; 2010

  • Honorable Mention in PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris; 2010

  • Silver Award in the International Aperture Awards; 2009

  • Two Honorable Mentions in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards; 2009

  • 2nd Prize in the Venice International Photo Contest; 2007

  • 3rdprize in Al-Falah Bangladesh Photo Competition; 2010

  • Honorable Mention in World Food Program (WFP) Photography Awards, 2009


Exhibitions and Screenings

  • Visa Pour l'Image, Perpignan, France.  

  • Angkor photo festival in Cambodia.

  • Yangon Photo Festival in Myanmar.

  • International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran.

  • Noorderlicht photo festival ‘Act of Faith’ in The Netherlands.

  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan

  • National Art Gallery in Malaysia.

  • Chobi Mela, Bangladesh

  • Drik Gallery in Bangladesh and University of Bolton in UK.

Andrew Biraj Photographer

Andrew Biraj Bangladeshi photographer artist photojournalist media educator Bangladesh Asia documentary photojournalism award winning WPP POYi Atlanta photojournalism seminar exhibited Visa Pour l’Image Noorderlicht Photo Festival cofounder lifetime member Counter Foto jury national photo contest
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