Photo Editors Series – Abir Abdullah

April 18, 2024
10:00–11:15AM EDT
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The Photo Editors Series are conversations with well-known photo editors about how they view the media today, the role of visuals in reporting, the work they like to see, and advice for photographers on how best to connect with publishers.

Hosted by David Campbell and Ilvy Njiokiktjien, the series will combine an overview of the contemporary media landscape with practical tips. The editors in the series will speak as individuals rather than representatives of their organizations, and the event will be interactive with good opportunities for audience questions.

In this eleventh episode, we will speak with Abir Abdullah. He will discuss his work as a photo editor with The Daily Prothom Alo, the most circulated newspaper in Bangladesh. Abdullah is currently a photography teacher at Alliance Française de Dhaka. In this episode, he will also present the editorial projects he undertakes with his students. 


Abir Abdullah is an independent photographer, photo editor, and educator. He teaches various photography courses at Alliance Française de Dhaka in Bangladesh. He is also an experienced photo editor, having worked for several years at the most circulated Bangla newspaper, The Daily Prothom Alo. As a photographer, Abdullah’s work received numerous awards and has been published in multiple international publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time and the Guardian.

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