Dr. Noazesh Ahmed

Education
1956 : MS in Plant Genetics, Oklahoma State University, USA (Fulbright)
1957 : Phi Sigma, 1959 : Sigma xi
1960 : Ph.D in Plant Genetics from University of Wisconsin, USA (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship)

Professional Experience in Agricultural Science:
1959-60 : Post Doctorate Fellow, American Foundation for Biological Research
1960-66 : Head of Agro-Botany Division, Pakistan Tea Research Institute
1967-69 : Director, Evaluation and Training, East Pakistan Agricultural Development Corporation
1969-71 : Member Secretary, Pakistan Tea Board
1973-98 : Senior Staff consultant (Agricultural Advisor), Asian Development Bank, World Bank, FAO United Nations in Southeast Asian Countries (Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia)
2002-03 : Consulting Editor, Banglapedia (National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh) Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

Major Contribution in Photography Exhibition :
1957-58 : Portrait of America Life Time Lounge, New York, Capitals of all free countries of the world (sponsored by People to People program, State Department of USA.)
1959 : Camera Concept USA, University of Wisconsin, Washington D.C.
1961 : All Pakistan Photographic Exhibition, Dhaka
1972 : Portrait of Bangladesh, Washington D.C. & New York For the Promotion of Bangladesh in USA
1973 : First Bangladesh Photographic Exhibition, Dhaka
1975 : BBC Color Slide Audience Show, London
1976 : Image of Man in Asia, UNESCO, Tokyo, Japan
1978 : 1st National Photographic Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1996 : Solo Exhibition : Quest for Reality, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1997 : Solo Exhibition : Portrait of Bangladesh, Muscat, Oman
1997 : Gautama: Life of Buddhist Monks. UNESCO, Japan and Thailand
2001 : Portrait of Bangladesh, Kansas State University, USA
2001 : Portrait of Bangladesh, University of Wisconsin, USA
2001 : Wild Flowers of Bangladesh, UNESCO, Japan
2003 : Tagore’s Chhinnaptra, Visha Bharati University, Santineketan, India
2003 : Tagore’s Chhinnaptra (Video Film)
2005 : Quest for Harmony, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Photo Album
1975 : Bangladesh (First Photo Album on Bangladesh) Adjudged Book of the Year by British Geographical
Society
1983 : Portrait of Bangladesh
1990 : Burma, Times Publication, Singapore (Major Photographer)
1996 : Quest for Reality, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1997 : Wild Flowers of Bangladesh
2000 : Banglar Banaphol (in Bengali)
2004 : Rabindranath Tagore’s Chhinnapatra
2004 : On the Bank of Dhanshiri River Other Publications

Contributed a number of photo-essays in the Sunday Times Magazine and the Guardian, Focus (American Society of Geography), Hemisphere (Australia), Swasdee (Thai Air), Bangkok Post, Far Eastern Economic Review, Illustrated weekly of India, Tree (ACCU Japan,UNESCO)
Contributed photographs in numerous government publications, particularly in ‘Bangladesh, The Mosaic in Green’.

Awards
1978 : President Gold Medal for outstanding contribution in Agricultural Research and Publication
1978 : Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award, 1st National Photographic Exhibition
2005 : American Alumni Association Award

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