Sayeeda Khanam

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Sayeeda Khanam (29 December 1937 – 18 August 2020)[1] was a Bangladeshi photographer. She was the first female professional photographer of Bangladesh.[2] She covered many important events of Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 through her photography.

She also did portraits of figures such as Queen Elizabeth, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mother Teresa, Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.[3]

Khanam died on 18 August 2020 in Dhaka from kidney disease, aged 82.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sayeeda Khanam, first female photographer of the country, no more". Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. "The Girl With A Rolleicord". The Daily Star. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  3. "দেশের প্রথম নারী আলোকচিত্রী সাইদা খানম". প্রথম আলো (in Bengali). 8 March 2015. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.