Farhana Satu devotes as a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has a six-year record of achievement in photojournalism and documentary photography for various renowned photo agencies, international donor agencies, NGOs, and industrial establishments. She was born in Bagherhat district but raised in Dhaka. She attended University of London (UK) for her LLB-Hons and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (Bangladesh) and Danish School of Media and Journalism (Denmark) for her Diploma in Professional Photography.
As a visual story-teller, Farhana is fascinated by the political, social and personal aspects of the significant activities that transpire around us every day and the stark implications they carry on our lives currently and eventually in the long run. Her work focuses to bring these stories to light which might have been overlooked or taken for granted by the casual witnesses. She is well-versed in developing relationship with her subjects to understand and connect in more humanely presence.
Farhana has a proven track record of working closely with DrikNews, Drik Picture Library, UNICEF, etc. as an assignment-based photographer. Her photos have been widely published in various online and printed publications including Bridging the Naf, DOK19, New Era, Women in Work, It wasn’t supposed to be like this, etc. She participated in various photo festivals and numerous workshops like DOK19 (Norway), Angkor Photo Fest (Cambodia & Myanmar), Imagination5 (United Kingdom), OUC- Photojournalism and reportage (China), Doing Visual Politics Photo workshop (Nepal), Uronto Art Exchange (Bangladesh), The Narrative Impulse (Chobi Mela X, Bangladesh), Hijacking the Reality (Chobi Mela IX, Bangladesh), Bridging the Naf (Myanmar), Dhaka Art Summit and many national photo exhibitions in Bangladesh. Her latest solo exhibition ‘Leukemia Fighters’ was organized by World Child Cancer Organization.
She was the instructor of basic photography and post process workshop (London Collage of Legal Studies) and basic photography workshop (Bangladesh Coast Guard). She was the winner of Fritt Ord Student Grant 2017. Honorable Mention, International Photography Award (IPA) 2018 and shortlisted for Alexia Student Grant 2019. She is also the winner of many national award including Sony Alpha Out of the box, Break the Circle, Different Images of Men and SUPA.