Abir Abdullah was born in 1971 in Bagerhat in Southern Bangladesh. He obtained a masters in Marketing (M. Com) from Dhaka University, before taking up photography. He completed a basic course in photography from the Bangladesh Photographic Institute in 1993, and completed a diploma in photojournalism from Pathshala in 1999. He was a student of the first batch of students of Pathshala and completed a three year seminar (Pleasure of Life) assigned and supported by World Press Photo Foundation- Netherlands. Worked as freelance photographer from 1994 to 1995. Worked as a staff photographer at Drik Picture Library from 1996 to 2005. Photography tutor at the Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
DESIGNATION: Photojournalist, European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) www.epa.eu. Vice Principal, Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, http://www.pathshala.net