Amir Hamja is an Award-winning Photographer based in New York City. Currently he is a Photographer for The New York Times  as fellow in  2023-24 Fellowship program. Making him first Bangladeshi Photographer to join Times.

He Studied Pharmaceutical Science in Chittagong Bangladesh, before moving to New York to study Photography at the International Center of Photography with a Director Scholarship in  2017.

Amir worked as  The official photographer for Emmy Award-Winning Netflix Show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj”. His work  “Protest for George Floyd” in the  U.S. has been featured in The New York Times and National Geographic Magazine. His works have also been published in Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, De Volkskrant, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Borsen Etc. In 2017 He won the national award at Sony World Photography Awards in  London, UK.

His selected work has been exhibited in International festivals and group exhibitions. Including Sony World Photography Awards, EyeEm Festival, Newseum, New York   University, etc.

Read the story behind Amir's name in the NPR article Asian photographers share the stories behind their names

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