Anwar Hossain (photographer)

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Anwar Hossain (born in 1948, Old Dhaka)[1] is a veteran photographer and cinematographer of Bangladesh.[2]

Hossain has written number of books on photography. His photography captured the Liberation war of Bangladesh.[1] He was the cinematographer of the film Shyamol Chhaya directed by Humayun Ahmed. Hossain has won more than 60 international awards in photography.[1] Hossain has also filmed 15 fictions and 30 documentary films.[3] He was graduated in Architecture from BUET and received higher degree in Film from Pune University.[4]


  • Surja Dighal Bari ( La Maison Tragique ),1979
  • Emiler Goenda Bahini,1980
  • Bostrobalikara: Garment Girls of Bangladesh (TV documentary)
  • Shyamol Chhaya (as Anwar Husain), 2004
  • Lalsalu, 2002
  • Chitra Nodir Pare (Quiet Flows the River Chitra), 1999
  • Nadir Naam Madhumati (A River Named Madhumati), 1994
  • Three Beauties, (producer), 2006[5]
  • Swapnabhumi: The Promised Land, 2007

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Sole Jury, Commonwealth photo contest, Cyprus, 1980
  • Principal National Jury, Bangladesh, 2008–2011