Jannatul Mawa is a Bangladeshi photographer, with a background in social activism. Politically active since her student days and a keen advocate for the rights of women, she studied photography at Pathshala – South Asian Media Institute (where she now teaches), and began her professional career shooting for UNICEF. Since then, she has covered stories from a diverse range of fields, such as her daughter growing up in urban Dhaka, young Maoists in Nepal, and social discrimination in Bangladesh. A documentary photographer who believes in the medium’s potential to combat exploitation and discrimination, her work has been showcased around the world, and received numerous awards. A range of her works has been featured in publications such as Le Monde, The Guardian, etc.