born 1978, Kanpur, India

Documentary photographer and filmmaker

As a documentary photographer, Asif’s practice is interested in trying to understand the relationship of communities with their environment. The geography of this environment is vast, and his focus has been drawn towards culture and faith. A majority of his work has involved documenting the condition of Muslims in India. He works closely with various development organisations focused on issues of education, livelihoods, healthcare, environment, child protection and youth development.

Prior to working as a photographer, Asif spent around a decade in corporate jobs. He holds an engineering degree from Aligarh Muslim University.

Clients include WaterAid, Smile Train, Alfred Herrhausen Gesselschaft Fund, Zakat Foundation of America, INREM Foundation, Shramik Bharti.

Select publications include Caravan Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nat Geo Traveller, Roads and Kingdoms, The Wire.

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