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.


  • 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


Washington Post, Foreign Policy, 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.


SILK ROAD Hostile Environment Refresher for Media 2022
EMTRAIN Preventing Workplace Harassment 11AB – US120 (T) (Biennial) 2021
Member of the Mentorship program (COLLECTIVE) Conducted by Sebastian Liste 2020
Angkor Photo Festival and Workshop in Siem Reap Cambodia 2019
6 weeks Intensive Documentary Photography  at AKS School of Documentary Photography Kashmir 2017
3 Day Story telling workshop in MERC Kashmir University in 2015


  • 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

Contact: @aliaskari2008gmail-com