Wasfia Nazreen

Wasfia Nazreen is a photojournalist and leading Tibet Independence activist. She currently serves as the National Director for Students for a Free Tibet in Bangladesh.
Wasfia spent her early years in Khulna, Chittagong, and Dhaka of Bangladesh. She attended University in the US & Scotland.
Wasfia is the first Bangladeshi to govern relations between Bangladesh and Tibet. Her work is an alchemy of political and humanistic principles, merging visuals, poetry, music, dance, freedom advocacy and political activism as tools to spread awareness of .
Under her production company Dhasa Visions, Wasfia co-produced two major concerts in collaboration with Cyphertown and Giveback.net- to raise awareness on the highly controversial 2008 Summer Olympics and the related Genocide of the Tibetan people. The concert proceeds benefited the Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement for the "MARCH TO TIBET" campaign during and after the 2008 Tibetan unrest.
The latter of the two events was pivotal in mobilizing San Francisco residents in voicing their support for Tibet leading into the 2008 Summer Olympics when the Olympic Torch passed through San Francisco (the only US city chosen for the ceremony) on April 9, 2008. The city of SF was shut-down due to heavy protests. The popular image of Andrew Michael in a wheel-chair with a Team Tibet patch on his sleeve, one out of the two brave torch-carriers who had raised the Tibetan flag while carrying the Torch, was orchestrated by Wasfia & friends.
Wasfia today splits her time between Bangladesh and Dharmsala, India, where the Tibetan government in exile is housed.
Wasfia has written articles for Songlines Magazine (UK), The Daily Star (Bangladesh), Forum magazine (BD), Phayul- Tibet's leading online
news portal and other UK journals. Wasfia has mentioned in a news report by BBC about a torch run and other leading journals for her work with Tibet and other subjects, including her photography. Her photographs have been exhibited in different venues around the world.
Selected Pieces
Interview with Tenzin Tsundue:
Bangladeshis hold “Free Tibet” protest at Chinese embassy:
Interview with VOA (Voice of America):
Karmapa restarts amazing the West:
What Remains of Us in Dharamsala:
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