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Barat Ali Batoor is a multi award-winning photographer and filmmaker. Batoor started photography in 2002 and launched his first solo exhibition in 2007. His photographs were exhibited across the world including the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.

His works have been published in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Stern, India Today, Risk Magazine, The Global Mail, The Daily Mail, Strategic Review and others.

He participated in Lahore Artist Residency in Lahore, Pakistan and was the 2009 recipient of a photography grant from Open Society Institute for The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan.

He is the winner of Nikon-Walkleys Photo of the Year 2013 award as well as the Photo Essay category. He was also awarded Communication for Social Change Award by the University of Queensland.

He was a speaker at the TEDxSydney in 2014.

Batoor’s documentary film Batoor: A Refugee Journey won an award for the Best Director at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the 2021 Walkley Documentary Award.

Batoor currently works as a freelance photographer and teaches photojournalism at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Batoor is also the recipient of RMIT’s Dean award for an Exemplary Sessional Staff Member 2021.

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