Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1988.
In 2012 Rasel gratuated in photography at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy. Having a special interest in social issues, Rasel produced several photo stories including Waiting for Own Land (the Tibetan refugees in Nepal), Desperate Urbanization (the dying river in Dhaka), Before the End (tales of a dead city) and Railway Longings (a journey to the roots).
He received prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship in 2011 for Desperate Urbanization and was also nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass in 2011 and 2012, and for the Prix Pictet Award in 2012. In 2010, he was enlisted as a finalist in prestigious Magnum Expression Photography Award. His work has been published in several national and international books and newspapers including Under the Banyan Trees and The Sunday Time Magazine, Courrier International, 6Mois, Business Times, The Daily Star, The Independent, The Sun and others. Rasel also exhibited in Dhaka Art Summit 2012, Photo Phnom Penh 2011 in Cambodia, Getty Image Gallery 2011, Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Netherlands and Dubai 2011, and Longitude Latitude in Old Dhaka 2011.
He attended several international workshops of reputable lecturers including Philip Blenkinsop, Stanley Greene, Robert Pledge, David Burnett, Jorge Villacorta Chávez, Raghu Rai, Antoine D’Agata, Sohrab Hura, Shahidul Alam, Abir Abdullah and Munem Wasif.
© Photo by Tushikur Rahman