Photography Interview – Fawzan Husain – Documentary Photographer
Fawzan Husain is a photojournalist, a creative artist, teacher and an organic farmer. A self-taught photographer, Fawzan has spent 30 years as a photojournalist. His work has been published in prominent Indian and International publications and exhibited around the world.
After completing a post-graduate degree in journalism from the Bombay School of Journalism, Fawzan joined the Mumbai-based newspaper Mid-Day. “At Mid-Day, I honed my talent in the documentary genre of photography,” he says. He later joined India Today and worked there for over a decade, travelling across India on assignments.
Fawzan held his first solo show in 1992; and has had eight shows and 12 group exhibitions since. Permanent collections of his works can be viewed at The Museum of Fine Art at Houston, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai. His body of work is represented by Tasveer in India.
Fawzan has published two books `Between Bombay & Mumbai – 25 years in pictures through a changing city’ and `The Silver Screen & Beyond’ – Up close and personal with the Bombay Film Industry.
Fawzan is passionate about nurturing new talent, and divides his time teaching documentary photography at Shari Academy-Bombay and Bharti Vidyapeeth-Poona. He has also given a talk on `Re-discovering Photography’ at TEDx Ahmedabad.
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