Prito Reza Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Photos and Career

Muhammed Zahid Reza, widely known as Prito Reza is a Bangladeshi photographer, director, TV personality, public speaker and celebrity RJ. He is the founder of Wedding Dairy and Prito Reza Production. Prito Reza is considered as the pioneer in the modern wedding photography industry of Bangladesh. He is the number one photographer of Bangladesh and awarded Best Wedding Photographer.

Quick Facts
Native name প্রীত রেজা
Born 11 June 1984 (age 34 years)
Birth place Feni District
Residence Dhaka, Bangladesh
Education Dhaka City College, University of Oklahoma
Occupation Photographer
Organization Wedding Diary
Known for Wedding photography
Spouse(s)
Paula Rahman (m. 2009)
Children Adiyat Reza, Abiyaz Reza
Parent(s) Rezaul Karim, Zakia Sultana
Website pritoreza.com

Early life


Prito Reza was born on 11 June 1984 at Feni in Muslim family; son of Muhammed Rezaul Karim, retired Banker and mother Zakia Sultana is a housewife. Prito attended the public school Noakhali Zilla School in Maijdee Court, Noakhali . He passed his higher secondary exam from Dhaka City College and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the South Asian Institute of Photography (PATHSHALA) on year (2009).

Personal life


Prito Reza got married in the year (2009) to Paula Rahman, who is working at ( priyo.com)
They have been blessed with twin boys, named Adiyat Reza & Abiyaz Reza on year (2012).

Career


Having earned his Bachelor’s degree from the South Asian Institute of Photography (PATHSHALA), he has worked for reputed Bangladeshi dailies like The Daily Ittefaq, New Age, The Daily Star, DrikNEWS, Daily Ajker Kagoj and Bhorer Kagoj. He has also worked as a Photo Editor for four prominent magazines of ICE Media Limited (ICE Today, ICE Business Times, Charbela Chardik, Bengal Barota).

Ambassador

Prito Reza is the Ambassador of Fujifilm Bangladesh (first photographer who represented an international camera brand in Bangladesh) as well as the PPAC Ambassador in Bangladesh.

Television

The first and only photography show on Bangladeshi satellite television – Darkroom – was conceptualized and now, which is hosted by him. Anybody interested from any part of the country can participate in this live program and ask questions on photography. Mr. Reza also host the country only photography based radio show – ‘photo talk with prito reza’ on radio ABC 89.2FM.

Certified

Prito is a certified master photographer (first Bangladeshi) by MPA-UK. He is the faculty of Counter Foto and takes classes regularly at Photoffee, Photo Lounge, WD School of Photography and has conducted more than hundred photography workshops till date. His solo photography exhibition, Life Soldiers, was held at the 39th Paseo Art Festival 2014, in USA.

WPPB

Wedding and Portrait Photographers of Bangladesh (WPPB) is has honored Mr.Reza on completion of ten years of his hard work and for his dedication towards photography.

Conference

Prito Reza is the first photographer from Bangladesh to achieve a Professional Fellowship from US Department of State and an Alumni of Oklahoma University Fellowship Program. He is the first Bangladeshi speaker at Wedding and Portrait Photographer of Asia Annual Conference, Malaysia & Professional Photographers of Asia Conference, china.

In the year 2011-2012, He had received the Mirror Business Award for Best Wedding Photographer.
He has been selected as a ‘’Young Icon 2012’’ by Joven, a magazine that comes out of The Daily New Age, a leading Bangladeshi daily. Prito also award with ‘Photoffee Photographer of the year 2014’

Modern photography in Bangladesh

It was Prito Reza, who started the modern trend of wedding photography in Bangladesh. Starting from zero, his brainchild Wedding Diary is now a renowned name worldwide. Under the banner of ‘Wedding Diary’, Prito Reza extended his journey in Australia, America, India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. The very first wedding photo exhibition in Bangladesh was an initiative by Prito Reza and his team.

Wedding and Portrait Photographers

He is the founder president of Wedding and Portrait Photographers of Bangladesh and represents Bangladesh in a number of international photography organizations including MPA, PPAC
WPPI, PPA and ISPWP etc.

PHOTOPRENURES

He is also the co-founder of PHOTOPRENURES, a social business, with the aim of developing the talent pool of photo entrepreneurs and citizen journalists. The project has the support of Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Social work

He is connected to some social work with Arif R Hossain.

Books


  • 16 Paramounts of Photography: Face to face with Prito Reza.
  • Naa.

 Awards


  •  ‘Photoffee Photographer of the year 2014’
  • ‘’Young Icon 2012’’ by Joven, a magazine that comes out of The Daily New Age, a leading Bangladeshi daily.
  • Mirror Business Award for Best Wedding Photographer in the year 2011-2012

Exhibitions


  1. Life Soldiers – solo photography exhibition, was held at the 39th Paseo Art Festival 2014, in USA.
  2.  Digital Exhibition at Chobi Mela VI, International Festival of Photography, 2011(Unsung Hero).
  3. Wedding Diary, 1st wedding photojournalism exhibition in Bangladesh, 2010.
  4. Digital Exhibition at Chobi Mela V, International Festival of Photography, 2009 (Freedom of Light).
  5. Bangla Art Exhibition (a group exhibition), Sydney, Australia, 2016.
  6. Perspectives, a group exhibition, 2009, Dhaka.

 

***Facts About Prito Reza***

  • Does Prito Reza smoke?: No
  • Does Prito Reza drink alcohol?: No
  • Prito Reza was born and raised in Feni.
  • Height?:                       6 feet 3 inch
  • Weight?:                      80 Kg
  • Hair Color?:               Black
  • Eye Color?:                 Dark
  • Hobbies?:                   Films, traveling, photography.
  • Favorite food?:         Rice, Pizza, Chinese food.
  • Favorite color?:       Blue, black, white and yellow.

 

Did you know…

  • Prito Reza also is a writer.
  • He host TV shows.
  • Also he is brand ambassador of Fujifilm.
  • He has published  books.

NOTABLE MOMENTS

Year                                                           Event
1984 He was born on 11 June 1984 in Feni District, Bangladesh.
2009 He got married.
2011 Started his own production house.
2013 He captured a photo which was posted by founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.
2014 He took photography of Bollywood actress Dipika Padukone.

Profiles


         


 

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References


Wikipedia | BBC | Mywed | IMDb | ABC Radio | Official Website| The Daily Star | Dhaka Tribune | Wikimedia Commons | Rokomari.com |

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