Biography :  Ismat Jahan                                       All Images        Photo Story

Ismat Jahan started working as a professional freelance photographer in 2001. She graduated from New York Institute of Photography in Professional Photography. She started her career as an Advertising Photographer but she has also interests in Portraiture and Nature Photography. In nature, trees inspire Ismat, she loves photographing trees as much as she loves watching them. She held two solo photography exhibitions, one titled “Songs in Praise of Trees’ in 2004 at Shilpangan Gallery in Dhaka and another one titled ‘Aesthetic Beauty of Trees’ in 2007 at Art & Soul Gallery in Dhaka. Ismat also participated in two group exhibitions; one was organized in March 2005 on the occasion of International Woman's Day at Drik Gallery. Another one was held in November 2006 on trekking to Keokradong, titled ‘Keokradong-er Pathey Pathey’, at the Zainul Gallery of the Charukala Institute of Dhaka University. From October 2007 to January 2008, Ismat coordinated a project, 'Changing Images of Women in Bangladesh' for Pathways of Women's Empowerment (a project of BRAC University). She also conducted a Basic Course in Photography in Dhaka Campus of the Perdana College of Malaysia. In addition Ismat has also worked on photo stories, especially on women issues. She prepared a photo story on a successful duck rearer of Bangladesh for Traidcraft Exchange, a British Charity organization. The photo story was published in their brochure and website. One of the photographs was also published in the online version of The Guardian on the occasion of International Woman’s Day in 2012. Furthermore, Ismat also wrote articles for Prakriti Photo Nature and Wildlife Magazine. Her three articles on photography and one on travelling titled ‘Trekking to Keokradong: Highest Peak of Bangladesh’, were published in four issues of the magazine. Ismat’s product photographs and nature photographs were used in a number of press ads, billboards, and brochures. For three years Ismat also ran a portrait studio in Dhaka at Bashundhara City Mall, from 2009 to 2012. She is a professional and an optimist; she always tries to capture the positive side of life in her photographs. Ismat is also an MBA.