Bio:   Fabeha Monir is a Dhaka-based visual journalist...


Fabeha Monir is a Dhaka-based visual journalist who uses still images, text, and video to provide multi-faceted storytelling for editorial and non-profit clients. Her editorial clients include The New York Times, BBC News, NBC News, The Guardian, Stern Magazine, Der Spiegel, Elle Magazine, The Telegraph UK, Al Jazeera News, Tagesspiegel, Kehitys-Utveckling magazine,  Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Taz, Zeit, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many others.

She regularly reports and photographs for Bistandsaktuelt Daily News in Norway as their Bangladesh Correspondent, on topics of aid and development.

She has been commissioned by non-profits such as Oxfam, British Red Cross, Action Aid, Microsoft,  World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Program (WFP), Save the Children Global, Traidcraft, Unicef Global, Nobel Women Initiative, Water Aid, Christian Aid, H&M Foundation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, People of Asia for Climate Solution, Leprosy Mission, Action Against Hunger, Two Worlds Cancer Foundation, Every Mother Counts etc. She is the Co-creator of the Virtual reality & Documentary film Immersive Storytelling of Rohingya Refugees funded by Davis projects for peace.

Her work has been screened and exhibited in various countries including Greece, Switzerland, Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Austria, Germany, Pakistan, UAE, and UK. Being a native Bangladeshi she has extensive work experience in Bangladesh. And additional reporting experience in Nepal and Greece. In 2016 she has worked closely with the multicultural refugee community during the refugee influx in Greece. And later on, she has been covering Rohingya refugee influx in Bangladesh since 2017. She has experience reporting on emergencies such as floods, cyclones, fire tragedies, earthquakes, covid-19 pandemic etc. Fabeha completed security training under the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. She completed her HEFAT course conducted by Silk Road which has been funded by ACOS Alliance.

As a humanist photographer, she tells people-focused stories that explore the themes of social development, migration, gender violence, and forced exile in marginalized communities. In addition to English, she is fluent in Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu.

She is a member of Women Photograph,  Diversity Photo, and The Coalition of Women in Journalism. She follows NPPA code of ethics. She is supported by Visura and one of the storytellers of Native Agency

She earned her Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Journalism at Ateneo De Manila University, the Philippines, in 2020. She is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grant Awardee 2021. Fabeha completed her one-year certificate program in the Documentary Photography and Visual Photojournalism program at the International Center for Photography in New York. She is now pursuing an MA in Photography at Falmouth University, UK.

Skype/Phone/Whatsapp: +88 01928334767
Current Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

For assignments, consultations, and prints, please contact her.

Exhibitions/Film Festival:

2022:  "Fragile Constellations", a group exhibition at ICP, New York 

2022:  "Eyes on Main Street", an annual photography exhibition held in Wilson, North Carolina.

2021: “The Female Side of The Moon,” Germany

2021: "Eyes on Main Street" , an annual photography exhibition held in Wilson, North Carolina.

2021: Film on Climate Change at COP 26 for BBC NEWS

2020: ‘Shamima – Memory in My Heart, NYC Short Documentary Film Festival, New York

2020: "The Belt and Road Through My Village" Exhibition virtual worldwide

2019: 'Technology and Social Good Event', New York

2019: 'We Are Not Afraid', organized by Nobel Women Initiative, Canada

2019:  'Exhibition and Virtual reality Film' at Ars Electronica Festival, Austria

2019: 'The Multimedia and multi-genre exhibition' at NEon digital art re@ct Social Change, UK

2019: 'Immersive Storytelling of Rohingya Refugees', Pakistan

2018: ‘Rohingya Exodus’, MinistHer 2018, Nobel Women Initiative, Canada

2017: ‘Change Your Shoes’, the Czech Republic

2016: ‘Mobility’, Group Exhibition at APCD Foundation, Switzerland


2022: Women’s Edition Fellow, USA

2022:ISEA 2022, Full paper presentation

2021: Recipient of Director's fellowship to enroll in "Documentary Photography and Visual Photojournalism program"  at the International Center for Photography

2020: 'Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Journalism' at Ateneo De Manila University
          First Female Scholarship Receipt from Bangladesh

2020: Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop, USA

2020: Women’s Edition Fellow 2020, Population Reference Bureau, USA

2020: Recipient of Online Safety Training course produced by Silk Road, funded by the ACOS Alliance

2020: Profile Photographer Native Agency

2019: 'Davis Peace Prize: For interactive VR Documentary' of Rohingya Refugee Camp
          Ray LC Team led along Anika Ullah, Fabeha Monir

2019: 'Women Photograph Mentorship Program', First Mentee From Bangladesh

2019: Alexia Foundation Professional Grant 'Shortlisted'


2019: Film, 'Shamima - Memory in My Heart'

Book : 

2022: "The Year Time Stopped", Scopioimages

2020: "The Belt and Road Through My Village" - Hongkong Based Publisher

2020: "Aljazeera Stories " & "100 Photographs 100 stories" by Aljazeera Institute

2019: "Alltag in der Hölle" published by Konstantin Flemig

Safety Training Certificates & UN Mandatory Certificate Courses:

2020: Hostile Environment First Aid

2020: Front line Conflict Survival

2020: Travel And personal Safety

2020: Disasters and Extreme Environments, Terrorism & Public Disorder

2020: BSAFE, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

2020: United Nation Course on prevention of Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse
of Authority

2020: Cyber Security Awareness Essential

2020: Ethics and Standard of Conduct, United Nations Course

2020: Prevention of Fraud, Corruption, and SEA at WFP Course

Fabeha Monir

Fabeha Monir is a photojournalist, film maker and a documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, female photojournalist based in Bangladesh,
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