Anwar Hossain (photographer)

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Anwar Hossain
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Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Dhaka, East Pakistan, Dominion of Pakistan
Nationality Bangladeshi
Alma mater Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Occupation Cinematographer, photographer

Anwar Hossain (born 1948)[1] is a Bangladeshi photographer and cinematographer.[2]

Hossain was born in Old Dhaka in 1948.[1] He earned his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from Armanitola Government High School in 1965. Two years later he graduated from Notre Dame College, Dhaka.[3] He graduated in architecture from BUET and received higher degree in film from Pune University.[4]

He has written a number of books on photography. His photography captured the Liberation War of Bangladesh.[1] Hossain has won more than 60 international awards in photography.[1] He was the cinematographer of the film Shyamol Chhaya directed by Humayun Ahmed. Hossain has also filmed 15 fictions and 30 documentary films.[5]


Awards and honors[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d "ULAB hosts Anwar Hossain Photo Exhibit: 'Tutail 1971-2012'". University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Anwar Hossain's photography exhibition begins today". The Daily Star. 20 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Halim, Anwar Parvez (16 December 2015). "My dream of an archive remains a dream". Probe Weekly (Interview). 
  4. ^ Imran, Nadee Naboneeta (5 April 2012). "The prolific eye- Anwar Hossain". New Age. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Anwar Hossain Photo Exhibit begins Sunday". 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. 

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