Fazal Sheikh

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Fazal Sheikh (born 1965 New York City) is an American photographer.

He graduated from Princeton University in 1987.

He exhibited at the International Center of Photography,[1] and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,[2] at Tate Modern, London; the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.[3]

Sheikh first came to prominence with his work in refugee camps in Kenya.[4] Since then he has worked extensively in India, and most recently, as a project for the photography collective This Place, he used aerial photography to document Bedouin communities living in the desert.[5]

He lives in Zurich, New York City and Kenya.[6]


  • 2005 MacArthur Fellows Program [7]
  • International Henri Cartier-Bresson Grand Prize
  • Prix d’Arles
  • Infinity Award
  • Leica Medal of Excellence
  • Ruttenberg Award
  • Ferguson Award.



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