Fazal Sheikh

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Fazal Sheikh
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Born 1965
New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation photographer
Known for MacArthur Fellows Program

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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