Shehzad Noorani

Shehzad Noorani has deep interest in social issues that
affects lives of millions of people in developing countries. He has
covered major stories resulting from manmade and natural disasters in
Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Other
assignments for international developmental agencies like UNICEF, The
World Food Programme, and UNAIDS have taken him to over 40 countries in
Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Shehzad’s personal in-depth documentary work has been extensively
exhibited and featured in major international magazines and publications
around the world. Daughters of Darkness, his in-depth
documentary on the lives of commercial sex workers in South Asia,
received the Mother Jones International Award for Documentary
Photographer. He has also received an honorable mention by the National
Geography’s All Roads Photography Program for his documentary The Children of Black Dust.

Shehzad Noorani’s photo gallery, Children of the Black Dust | Child Labor in Bangladesh was published in the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Kosmos Journal.

Children of the Black Dust | Child Labor in Bangladesh


There are hundreds of informal factories and workshops inside and on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The industry employs thousands of women and children.