About Me

Sharafat Ali is an Independent photographer based in Kashmir. He has been focused on long term issues and personal visual narrative experiences in his home state.


  • Asian Press Photo 2023
  • VII Photo Micro Grant 2022
  •  Yunghi Grant Recipient 2021
  • VII Photo Agency Mentorship Program 2021
  • Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Award 2021
  • Gad Schuster Gross Grant 2021
  • 6×6 World Press Photo Nominee 2020
  • World Press Photo Joop Swart Master-class Program Nominee 2020
  • Polyphony International Photo Festival (PPIPF) Ist Honourable mention award 2020
  • Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship (TAPSA) Winner UAE 2019
  • Portfolio of The Fest Winner in DUPS Bangladesh 2019 
  • Finalist for Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) 2018
  • Grand Prize Winner BUET Photo Society Bangladesh 2019
  • Third Prize Winner for Mobile Category at 35Awards International Russia 2018
  • World Press Photo Joop Swart Master Class finalist 2018
  • PhotograVphy Grant Nominee 2017 (International Magazine Grant)
  • College Photographer of the Year (Gold In Documentary Category) 2017
  • Ian Parry Scholarship (Grant for Achievement) 2017


Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Nowness, Condé Nast Traveller, Al-Jazeera English, New Frame Magazine, Al-Jazreera Journalism Review Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Newlines Magazine, Ariana Life Magazine, The foreign Correspondent Magazine, World Press Photo, The Business Standard Times, Sunday Times, The Sun (UK) PDN, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, South Asian Journal of Law, Policy and Social Research, Smithsonian Magazine, British Journal of Photography, Canon Europe, The Sun Magazine (US), Al Arabiya, Monthly Associated Press Magazine, Issuu Magazine Greece, Photo Asia Review, Saudi Gazette, Gulf Times, Qrius, International Photo Magazine, Sharjah 24, Mountain Ink Magazine, Inspiro India, Creative Image Magazine, The Daily Star, TRT World, Caravan India, Huffington Post, The Wire, Wande Magazine, Oracle Opinions, The Quint.


  • VII Residency L3 Graduate Alexandra Boulat Campus Arles, France 2023
  • Photo Editing Project with Syracuse University MFA 2022
  • Guest Faculty VII Academy in Collaboration with Amplify Photo 2022
  • SILK ROAD Hostile Environment Refresher for Media 2022
  • EMTRAIN Preventing Workplace Harassment 11AB – US120 (T) (Biennial) 2021
  • 16th Edition Talks in Cyber Space 2020
  • Mentorship program (COLLECTIVE) Conducted by Sebastian Liste 2020
  • Angkor Photo Festival and Workshop in Siem Reap Cambodia 2019
  • SIX weeks intensive (DP/ST) workshop at AKS School of Documentary Photography Kashmir 2017
  •  Three Day Story telling workshop in MERC Kashmir University in 2015


  • Indian Photo Festival IPF
  • WORLD AS IMAGE Riverside City Hall London
  • College Photographer of The Year (CPOY) Washington DC
  • TAPSA Sharjah UAE
  • Objectify Centre for Photography and Film Singapore
  • International Movement For A Just World Malaysia
  • Angkor Photo Festival Siem Reap Cambodia
  • 35awards Russia Moscow
  • VOV (Voyage of Visuals) Bangladesh
  • DUPS (Dhaka University Photographic Society)
  • Polyphony International Photo Festival India
  • Phillips Auction London
  • PAB Photographic association of Bengal India
  • History of Museum Madrid Spain
  • Debora Arango Public Library & Culture Park Colombia
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sydney 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
  •  Agence VU
  •  Sara Terry Agency (VII)
  •  Maggie Steber (VII Photos)
  •  Daniel Schwartz (VII Photos)
  •  Yonolo Viguera (VII Photos)
  •  Ali Arkady (VII Photos)
  •  Ashely Gilbertson (VII Photos)
  • Gary Knight (VII Photos)
  • Paula Nelson Visiting Teaching Professor (Syracuse University)
  • Sir Don McCullin War Photographer (Magnum Photos)
  • Tim Paton Photo Editor (Magnum Photos)
  • Antoine D’agata French Photographer (Magnum Photos)
  • Sohrab Hura Indian Photographer (Magnum Photos)
  • Rob Taggart Ex South Asia (AP Head)
  • Andy Green Acre Director of Photography (The Guardian)
  • Fiona Shields Head of Photography (The Guardian)
  • Anthony Bell Picture Editor (Observer New Review)
  • Russ O’Connell Picture Editor (Sunday Times)
  • Eleanor Farmer Creative Producer Film & Photography (Oxfam)
  • Seeland Dagmar Photo Editor (Stern Magazine)
  • Sudhanshu Malhotra Picture Editor Asia (Greenpeace)

Contact: @sharafataliphoto@gmail.com