Rashid, 25, an asylum-seeker from Karachi, Pakistan, spends most of his time inside his room. He suffered a head injury from a machete attack and his family received daily death threats by local extremist groups targeting Christians, they decided to sell everything and leave Pakistan. Rashid, his mother and two sisters have been seeking asylum in Bangkok for almost a year and a half. They wait for their visa application interview. Mar. 2015

Brian Driscoll

646-285-1761 United States

Topics of Focus

Social Justice Issues

Biography

I am a photographer, a native New Yorker, currently living in New York City. My humanistic interest in documenting stories began after exploring and working in Central America. Soon after I enrolled in film classes. For the next few years, I had the privilege of working on various projects in the independent film industry. I again found myself wanting to explore on a higher level in the field of still photography. I am a graduate of the documentary and photojournalism program at The International Center of Photography, where I was a recipient of the Director's fellowship and most recently the recipient of the Rita K. Hillman Foundation Fellowship. Since graduating, I have devoted my time to personal projects that I feel strong about. My work has been exhibited at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally, including powerhouse arena in Brooklyn and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. In 2011, I was selected and featured as an Emerging Talent by Getty Reportage.

I have received awards from Lens Culture, American Photography, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), FotoweekDC, International Photography Awards, SocialDocumentary.net, New York Photo Festival Invitational, Magenta Foundation, FotoVisura Grant, Kontinent Awards, New York Photo Awards.

My aim is to dig deeper within the layers of a given society focusing on social and injustice issues that provoke questions to a wide audience.