Noor Ahmed Gelal was born in 1977 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After completing his graduation he attended a basic course on Photography from a local Institute of Photography in Dhaka. He also participated numerous workshops as continuous professional development under reputed photographers like;

Hasan Saifuddin Chandan, Dr. Rashid Un Nabi, Roman Bezjak, Steve Fraser, etc.

Gelal took up professional photography in 2003. His major interest includes; Travel, Cultural, Social Issues, Nature, etc.

His works have been published in so many prestigious National and International newspapers, magazines and books like; The Daily Star, The Star Insight, The Samakal News Paper, The Prothom Alo, IFC (International Finance Corporation) World bank Group, The Guardian, ILO Pilot Survey Report 2010 (USA), Stockholm, Sweden, IPW 2013 (Indonesia),, Photographers Forum, USA, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy, Germany, Russia, Uk, China, etc.

He took part in so many exhibitions home and abroad. His works have been displayed in the following major exhibitions:Loke Wan Tho Gallery, Selegie Art Center, Singapore December, 2015, Siena Art Photo Travel, Siena International Photography Exhibition, Italy, November 2015, Musee du Louvre, 75058 Paris, France, July 13th 2015, Turkey September 2015, Kaohsiung International Photographer Exhibition, Taiwan, 2015, Travel Photographer Asia, Black Box Map, Publika Solaris Dutamas, Kualalumpur, 2015, IPW (International Photo Week 2013) Indonesia, City Scapes and Urban Mutation by GOETHE INSTITUT (Germany), A Decade of the National Geographic Contests; a commemoration of Prince Naris Day 2014 (Thailand) and China.

NAG_7003Photo Credit: Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan

He participated in the following National and International Photo Contests and was awarded prizes in different categories:

FIAP Gold Medal, First Prize-Digital Section, Places to be/Places I’ve been- Soud Al-Thani Award for Photography 2015, Doha, Qatar

Best of Travel, Photo Art Prague, Czech Republic, January 2016

Travel Photo category winner and HM for Open Color Category in Siena International Photography Awards 2015, Italy.

helpPhotohelp 2015 2nd prize for Water and Agriculture, Spain.

Two HM for two individual category from Moscow International Photography Awards (MIFA) 2015

PSS-Kwek Leng Joo Gold Medal from 62nd Singapore International Photography Awards 2015

Best Photo Winner for main theme “Trains” from Kragujevac PhotoClub, 2015

1st Place in People-Culture, Honorable Mention in People-Culture,

Honorable Mention in Editorial-Other- from the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2015

Religions in the World Photo Competition, Turkey 2015
UPI Silver Medal/ GPU Silver Medal
Bronze Medal Sille Sille Palace Art / Art Gallery Sille Sille Bronze Medal

BSPA Colors of Life (International Photo Contest)
FIAP Bronze Medal 2014, BSPA (Freedom) PSA Gold

National Tourism Board Photo Contest Award 2010, BPC

Celebrating Life Award 2011, 2013, 2014 from Bangladesh
(Organized jointly by The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank)


Humanity Photo Award (HPA) Organized by China Folklore Photographic Society and UNESCO, China 2013.