About The Photographer

Rafiqui Portrait (crop)Asim Rafiqui is an independent photographer and writer currently based in Kigali, Rwanda. He was the recipient of an Open Society Fellowship and has since 2012 been working on his project Law & Disorder: A People’s History of the Law in Pakistan, which focuses on the determined struggles of some of Pakistan’s most marginalized communities to overcome the structural roots of the pervasive injustices that afflicts their lives and the indifference of the current legal apparatus to resolve them. Previously, Asim was a 2010/2011 Fulbright Fellow to India, where he worked on a project called The Idea of India where he documented India’s heritage of cultural and religious pluralism and syncretism. This project also won the 2009 Aftermath Grant. Asim received a Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting grant in 2009 to document the impact of the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip on its residents. He authors the political of photography blog The Spinning Head. Asim is a member of  NOOR Images – a photography collective based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.