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Javed Sultan

History, De Montfort University

Thesis title:

Reshaping News Photography in Postcolonial India: S. Paul�s Photographic Contributions to the Social Democratisation of the Independent State (1950s-1970s).

Research Area

  • History
  • Post-Colonial Studies


  • Khan, F.B. and Kusuma, K.S. and Sultan, J. (2021) A 360 DEGREE VIEW OF REALITY: CAN 360° IMAGES REDUCE "MANUFACTURED" BIAS IN PHOTOGRAPHY? Journal of Content, Community and Communication, 2021,volume 14-7, 318-324, DOI: 10.31620/JCCC.12.21/27

  • Farhat Basir Khan & Javed Sultan (2020) Photojournalists turn to Instagram as the pandemic hits India, Media Asia, 47:3-4, 162-171, DOI: 10.1080/01296612.2020.1854070

Public Engagement & Impact

  1. Contributed photographs for the Photographs based academic journal on gender-based violence in South Asia by Susan B. Anthony Center of the University of Rochester – South Asian Journal of Law, Policy, and Social Research, Volume I, 2020
  2. Contributed photographs for an article on the constitution and social rights for the academic journal entitled HAU: Journal of Ethnography Practices by UChicago Press Journal, Volume 10, 2020
  3. Contributed photographs for the book "Enduring Cancer" by Dr. Dwai Banarjee, July 2020, Duke University Press, United States,
  4. Contributed photographs for the book "The Game of Votes" by FB Khan, August 2019, SAGE, India

Photo Project: Super four "A's" of India

  1. The Other Hundred Healers – Celebrating the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, chosen as Indian winner for their photo book published by The Other Hundred –Global Institute for Tomorrow in November 2020.

Panel Discussion and Lectures

  1. Delivered Lecture on "Photography & Design", Department of Design & Innovation, Jamia Millia Islamia in 2022.
  2. Delivered Lecture on "Editorial Photography and Challenges in South Asia", University of Colorado, Boulder in 2021.              
  3. Delivered Lecture on "Photojournalism and Editorial Photography", AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia in 2021.
  4. Delivered Artist's talk 'Photographers during the COVID Pandemic' organized by The Global Institute for Tomorrow, Hong Kong in 2021.
  5. Panelists for a panel discussion on "Fake News and the Role of Journalist in India", Film South Asia, Kathmandu in 2019.

Other Research Interests

  • Photographic Studies
  • Photojournalism
  • Visual Communication
  • Media and Communication
  • South Asian Culture


  1. 10th Season of HIPA International Photography Award, Finalist (2021)                
  2. The Hindu Photojournalism Award, Chennai Photo Biennale, Finalist (2019)
  3. 7th Season of HIPA International Photography Award, Finalist (2018)
  4. Joop Swart Master Class by World Press Photo, Nominee (2018)
  5. International Humanity Photo Performance Award UNESCO & China Folklore Photographic Association, Awardee (2013)