About Me

Sharafat Ali is an independent photojournalist represented by VII Photo Agency (mentee) based in Indian administered Kashmir. He has been focused on human rights issues and personal visual narrative experiences in his home state.


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


Foreign Policy, Condé Nast Traveller, Al-Jazeera English, New Frame 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.


  • 3 Day Story telling workshop in Kashmir University in (2015)
  • 6 weeks Intensive Documentary Photography in (2017) at AKS School of Documentary Photography Kashmir
  • Angkor Photo Festival and Workshop in Siem Reap Cambodia (2019)
  • Member of the Mentorship program (COLLECTIVE) Conducted by Sebastian Liste (ongoing 2021)


  • 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

Contact: @aliaskari2008gmail-com