Bangladesh-born Fahmida Azim wins Pulitzer Prize.

Bangladesh born illustrator and author Fahmida Azim who works in the USA has been selected for the 2022 Pulitzer prize under the category of “Illustrated Reporting and Commentary.” 

She is one among the four journalists who have been selected for the prestigious award. The others are Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey. They have been given the honour for their work on the Chinese oppression of the Uyghurs for Insider Online magazine. The work titled ‘I escaped a Chinese internment Camp’ has illustrations by Fahmida Azim. She was born in Bangladesh but now works from Seattle in the USA.

She moved to the USA with her family members when she was a child and grew up in Virginia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from VCUarts. Most of her works are in the digital media but she also enjoys working with the old fashioned traditional mediums such as acrylic paints, gouache and ink. Her art is primarily about themes of identity and autonomy.

Source: www.siasat.com


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