Since graduating in photography from Pathshala – South Asian Media Institute, Tanzim Wahab has worked as an independent photographer and lecturer based in Dhaka. Since 2013, Tanzim is the Vice Principal of Pathshala. He is also one of the curators of ChobiMela – International Photo Festival ( Jointly with his co-editor Munem Wasif, he has published two editions of “Kamra” – A comprehensive Bangla book of photography on setting ideas and debates in photographic history & theories ( His photographic work has been published and presented in Saudi Aramco World, The Daily Star, New Nation, ChobiMela V Digital Show and many more. He has participated in Train the Trainer workshops by Kevin Burden (World Press Photo, Amsterdam) and Dr. Ulrich Gaertner (Dhaka). As a teacher and assistant teacher, he has taught at several national and international workshops, including the Oslo University & Pathshala Collaborative International Reportage Workshop in Kathmandu, ChobiMela International Photo Festival Workshops IV & V in Dhaka, and Telling the Stories, in Chittagong, Sylhet and Kathmandu. Over time, his passion for teaching photography to children has grown, and he has also taught for the UNICEF Adolescent Program and Anchor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


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  • Send us your portfolio (minimum 1 max 2 bodies of work with project descriptions @ 1000 pixels width) to with your Full Name_Portfolio Review as the subject. This is so that we can recommend a reviewer based on your work.
  • Submission deadline 15 October 2018

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Here are a few guidelines on how to make the most of each review sessions.

1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. Keep these questions in mind when you do so. Are you a photographer working on single images? Do you have a cohesive body of work with a well developed concept and a personal vision? Are you able to articulate your concept and your vision? You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work.

2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.

3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.

4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.

5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.

6. The most important thing to remember is to be punctual. Arrive 15 minutes early.