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Faisal Magray was  born  and brought up in Kashmir. He received his Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Kashmir.  The emergence of turmoil in Kashmir and ongoing violence made him to turn to photojournalism because he believe that  visual journalism  is a powerful story-telling medium. He started up his carrier with Kashmir’s  regional newspaper called Kashmir Reader and worked there for two years. In 2015-17, he joined Cover Asia Press, a UK based press agency where he covered women issues, conflict, health, and life style.

With over five years of professional experience he has produced news features, short films, portraits and special assignments for print and online media. His work has been published by international publications around the world including The Independent, UK Telegraph, Guardian, Gulf News, Getty Images, Reuters, Friday Magazine, Grazia, Marie Claire, Fabulous, Conveyor, The Ethicalist and top Tabloids like Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, The Sun, UK Metro and Daily Star. In 2018, he received  Konrad Adenauer Stiftung fellowship to study Visual Journalism at Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University in Philippines. In free time, he  teaches photography to underprivileged children. 


Workshops & Conferences :

Participated in three day Mobile Journalism workshop organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Makati city, Philippines.

Attended eleven days workshop with Panos in Collaboration with Ford Foundation on how to cover urban issues.


Participated in Five day Work Shop organised by BBC Worldwide Service Trust.

Attended the three week Training Course in Television Production and Photography organized by Education Multimedia Research centre (EMMRC) University of Kashmir.

Participated in the one-day workshop on Disaster Reporting: Experiences and Standards organized by Media Education Research Centre (MERC) & ACTION AID International (India) at University of Kashmir.

Participated in Work shop on “Negotiating Peace Worldwide” by National Service Scheme through Kashmir University in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of youth Development.

Participated in a Two Day Seminar on Role of Media in Shaping Society organized by Dean Students Welfare, University of Kashmir.

Participated in Water Testing Techniques organized by Deptt. Of Environment and Water Management at Sri Pratab College  Srinagar.


Email - faisalrafiqmagray@gmail.com






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