Tariq Zaidi is a freelance photographer. In January 2014, he gave up an executive management position to pursue his passion of capturing the dignity, strength and soul of people, within their environment. His photography focuses on documenting social issues, inequality, traditions and endangered communities around the world.

He has worked in 21 countries across four continents, mainly in the developing world. His work has been shown in over 80 exhibitions and featured internationally, including The Guardian, BBC, CNN, National Geographic, Washington Post, Newsweek, Spiegel and Times of London among other respected international titles.

Tariq’s work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards, including Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, UNICEF Photo of the Year, the Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund for Humanistic Photography, the International Photography Awards and the PDN Photo Annual. His first book Sapeurs: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congo was published in September 2020.