Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1989, Ismail Ferdous has always been fascinated by people’s stories in unreachable communities. His family dreamt that he would be an accountant or a banker, following the family tradition. As a child, Ferdous would play with his father’s old Russian camera, memorizing the exposure settings. But, it wasn’t until his early twenties, when studying business at East West University, that he became serious about pursuing photography as a profession. He lived more than half of his life in Dhaka before traveling through various countries in Asia, Europe and North and South America. He learned photography by doing it.