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 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 exhibitions and successfully completed commissions in Sierra Leone, Cuba, Russia, Cambodia, Uganda, UAE, Japan and recently in Indonesia.
His stories, images and videos have appeared internationally on over 200 websites in more than 20 languages including:
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 There’s No Place Like Home. The White Building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The book 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.