Biography :  Rashid Talukder                                       All Images        Photo Story

Rashid Talukder (1939-2011), born: Baj Baj, West Bengal. Talukder first entered a darkroom at the age of six. Starting as a press photographer with the daily Sangbad, he later joined the daily Ittefaq, staying for 29 years photographing daily life and, most notably, the Liberation War of 1971. Besides winning many national and international awards, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography in 2006 and the 2010 National Geographic All Roads "Pioneer Photographer" Award for his photo essay "The 1971 Liberation War."