GMB Akash

is creating Photography and Stories while helping the people he photographs.

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I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do _ Helen Keller

I’m starting a Patreon platform and inviting everyone who would like to take part in supporting my lifetime altruistic mission and my artistic work that enables me to change the lives of many vulnerable and impoverished people.

I would like to share with more like-minded individuals, with whom I can dialogue, bond, and share this extraordinary life journey like no other. Unlike social media controlled by algorithms, our connection on Patreon will be direct, timely, and secure. A monthly pledge of $5 will unlock all the content of planning, producing, as well as the results of our projects in which you can easily engage with me. If you can afford to give more support, that is great.

Many of you have always known that my mission with photography and my own life have been helping unprivileged people, creating awareness of their pain and inspiring people to do good for others. For the last 24 years I have dedicated my life to working with marginalized and poverty-stricken people in order to help them. Besides sharing their photos and their extraordinary stories, I am personally engaged in trying to help them in concrete and sustainable ways that will improve their lives and the lives of their children; all of which will improve our societies as a whole.

Over the years, many of you and others have asked me to set up a way in order for them to donate which has not been practical due to the complexities of the region in which I operate my charitable activities. However, now I’m pleased to advise that anyone who would like to take part in supporting my mission and my work and benefit from the award-winning photojournalism that I will be providing members, you can now do so on this Patreon platform.

I have been making a living from my paid photojournalism assignments from organizations, publications, talks as well as a part of the fees I earn in giving workshops in small groups or One-on-One through my photography school, GMB AKASH Institute of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh. I contribute all of my income from the sales of my book, 'Survivors', a photography book with photos of people who have survived against all odds. I have been finding these subjects again and have been able to change many of their lives and make them self-sufficient.

Please know that I am not sponsored nor paid by any organization of any kind. I am a freelance independent photojournalist and have no hired staff to help me with the multiple campaigns and projects that I organize all year round at my own initiative. I do everything myself and take full responsibility for it. This includes traveling, collecting stories, taking photos, filming videos, interviewing people, writing stories, organizing charity campaigns, managing and distributing donated goods to unprivileged people, maintaining my own social media accounts which I use only to find ways to help the people I encounter and to try to improve something in their lives.

As I have chosen to live a simple lifestyle with only a few personal needs, I use most of the income to support my charitable projects. Every month I am trying to help countless students, street children, working children, widowed women or single mothers and poor families. I always need funds and other types of contributions to continue with all these projects that I am doing.

Helping unprivileged people make positive changes in their lives is the mission of my life’s work. I try to focus on getting as many children as possible out of the factories and fields where they must work to survive and get them into the schools.


These humane and extraordinary stories need your support and funding in order to be told. The cost of travel, food, accommodations and equipment is substantial. Please join me to bring these untold stories to the forefront and contribute to making positive changes in the lives of so many.

If you’ve enjoyed my work in the past and would like to join in the continuation of it in the future, I hope you’ll consider becoming a patron.

My heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude for your generous support for the work I do. If it were not for your kind support and love from many of you, I could not make all of this happen.


Love and Light!
_GMB Akash


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