In Jan 2014, Tariq Zaidi gave up a senior corporate position, to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their environment.
His work focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, endangered communities and traditions from around the world.
In Sep 2016, Tariq was named as one of the Top 10 Photographers you should know, focusing on social issues and inequality in various societies across the globe.
Tariq's latest work from Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Mongolia, North Korea & South Sudan has been featured (in print & online) on:
- The Guardian: Women of the Favela, Brazil
- Der Spiegel Magazine: The Blackmail State, North Korea
- BBC News: Men Competing for Love in the Deserts of Chad
- National Geographic: With Eagle Hunters, Mongolia
- Smithsonian Magazine: View From Pyongyang, North Korea
- Los Angeles Times: Understand Life in Rural South Sudan
- CNN: Walk with Pilgrims on a Journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia
- The Washington Post: Kazakh Eagle Hunters of Mongolia
- El Pais: How Nomadic Women in Chad Choose Their Husbands
- CNN: The Mundari. The Tribe Dying for Their Cows
- BBC News: Priced out of the Favela, Brazil
- Der Spiegel: The Mentawai. A Tribal People Besieged by Modernity, Indonesia
- The Daily Mail: Inside the Paupers' Palace. Cambodia
- VICE: The Last Jews of Georgia
- National Geographic: Horns of Plenty, South Sudan
- Conde Nast Traveler: Hunting Season, Mongolia
- El Mundo - PAPEL (Weekend Magazine): North Korea
- The Independent on Sunday: There's No Place Like Home. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- The Daily Mail: Land of the Soaring Eagle. Mongolia
- The Daily Mirror: Inside Phnom Penh's Once Grand White Building, Cambodia
- China Daily: Mongolia: The Last 70 Falconers
- Der Spiegel: The White Building in Phnom Penh
- El Mundo - PAPEL (Weekend Magazine): Hunting with the Berkutchis
- GEO Magazine: Cattle of Kings
- Internazionale Magazine: The Metamorphosis of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: The Eagles of the Kazakhs
- El Pais: The Struggle of the Mentawai to Preserve their Culture, Indonesia
- Der Spiegel: Making Beautiful Eyes - The Wodaabe Nomads of Chad
- El Pais: The White Building of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Telegraph: North Korea, Behind the Headlines, Propaganda & Politics
- GEO Magazine: The Lost Tribes of Angola
He has won many major international photography awards, shown his work in over 40 international exhibitions and completed commissions in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia, Uganda, UAE, Japan and Indonesia.
His feature stories, images and videos have appeared internationally in over 300 websites/magazines/newspapers (in more than 50 countries) including:
- The Guardian, BBC News, CNN, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel Magazine, El Pais Spain, Stern View Magazine, GEO Magazine, The Independent On Sunday Magazine, National Geographic Traveler Magazine, VICE, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Muy Interesante Spain, The Telegraph, El Mundo Spain, Marie Claire, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, The Daily Mail, Khaleej Times UAE, ITV News, MSN News International, LensCulture, Life Framer, El Correo Del Golfo UAE, The Mirror, The Sun, Daily Express, The National UAE, L'Oeil De La Photographie, The Global Times China, Geographical Magazine, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, Internazionale Magazine, Feature Shoot, Grazia Magazine, The China Daily, The People's Daily, China and The Times of London.
Tariq works as a freelance photographer based out of London, UK. He is currently working on a long-term personal project developing a visual anthology capturing the dignity of humankind in some of the poorest communities in the world.
His work is represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK).
In search of truly unique images, Tariq continues to travel around the world. He can be contacted through his website, Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram accounts.