Tariq Zaidi (a self-taught photographer) has become one of those success stories one occasionally reads about.
In Jan 2014, he gave up a senior corporate position, to follow his dream of becoming one of the world’s most respected photographers with the aim of capturing the dignity, purity and soul of people, within their environment.  In September 2016, Tariq was named as one of the Top 10 Travel Portrait Photographers you should know (focusing on social issues and inequality in various societies across the globe) by International Photography Awards, USA - part of the Lucie Foundation.

Tariq's latest stories from Angola, Brazil, North Korea, Chad, Mongolia, South Sudan, Indonesia, Ethiopia & Cambodia have been featured (in print & online) on:

Over 100 of his images have already won several major international photography awards. He has held numerous international exhibitions and completed commissions in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia, Uganda, UAE, Japan and recently in Indonesia.

His feature stories, images and videos have appeared internationally in over 300 websites/magazines/newspapers in more than 25 languages 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, 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, Internazionale Magazine, Feature Shoot, Grazia Magazine, The China Daily, The People's Daily, China and The Times of London. 

His work is currently represented by Zuma Press (USA), Caters News Agency (UK) and Getty Images (UK). 

He has taught courses on Photojournalism and Digital Photography, at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and other photographic institutions in the UK.

He is currently working on his next publication. This work forms part of an on-going personal project to develop a visual anthology capturing the dignity of mankind in some of the poorest communities in the world.

In search of truly unique images, Tariq continues to travel around the world.  He can be contacted through his websiteFacebook pageTwitter or Instagram accounts.