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:

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 websiteFacebook pageTwitter or Instagram accounts.