About The Photographer

Asim is an independent write and photographer affiliated with NOOR images. He authors the blog The Spinning Head, and also the essays that accompany his personal projects. Currently based in Rwanda, Asim divides his time between Kigali, Lahore and Stockholm unless traveling on assignment.

He can be best reached at: [email protected]


  • 2015 Magnum EF Grant – Pakistan Justice Project
  • 2013: Artist Residency, Lahore University Management School (LUMS)
  • 2012/2013:  Open Society Fellow – Pakistan Justice Project
  • 2011 Swedish Institute – Visby Grant (Declined)
  • 2011 Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship – The Idea of India Project
  • 2009 Aftermath Grant – The Idea of India Project
  • 2009 Blue Earth Alliance Sponsorship – The Idea of India Project
  • 2009 Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting Grant – Gaza Undone
  • 2007 Finalist Aftermath Grant
  • 2005 Nominated for Visa d’Or News, Visa pour L’image – Haiti’s Struggle for Democracy
  • 2005 Nominated for Fuji Film Young Photographer Award, Visa pour L’image
  • 2002 Helge Scholarship, Missouri Photo Workshop, Fulton Missouri


  • B.Sc. 1988 Columbia University School, New York City
  • M.B.A. 1995 Columbia University Graduate School of Business, New York City