Mridula Amin (b.1993) is a Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist and reporter. Her work focuses on themes of migration, identity and social justice in the Asia-Pacific region.
She became a member of Oculi, Australia's leading collective of photographers in 2020.
She graduated with a Bachelors of Media and Bachelors of Law (BA-Media/L.L.B) from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2018. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a Lawyer in 2018 and has completed photojournalism projects in Australia, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nauru and the US.
Her work has been featured by The New York Times, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Special Broadcasting Service, De Tijd and VICE News.
She currently works as a reporter / photojournalist for the ABC as well as being on assignment for National Geographic. She is available for commissions worldwide.
2014 United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group Intercultural Innovation Award for 'Everyday Racism' app developed in alliance with anti-racism NGO All Together Now
2015 'Dinner Conversation' screening, 'What is Art?' Group Exhibition, Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2015 Best Director Award, Macquarie University Screen Course, Sydney
2016 Selected for the United Nations Human Rights Law Program, taught between Rutgers University and United Nations Headquarters, New York
2016 Delegate for the US Human Rights Network at the United Nations ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum reviewing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Headquarters of the United Nations, New York
2016 Independent Photography Festival Prize Exhibition, The Good Copy, Melbourne
2017 Finalist for 'Inferno', Head On Photo Festival Prize
2017 Head On Photo Festival Landscape Prize Exhibition, Parliament of NSW, Sydney
2017 Head On Landscape Prize Touring Exhibition, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2017 VII Photo Agency Masterclass with Ashley Gilbertson and Ed Kashi, New York
2017 Selected for Eddie Adams Workshop XXX, New York and awarded the Women Photograph International Female Photographer Stipend
2017 Shortlisted for Fujifilm Australian Photography Awards - Documentary Prize
2017 - 2018 Selected for Oculi Photo Agency Inaugural Internship Program
2018 Finalist, Capture Magazine, Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers 2018
2019 Selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review
2019 Nominated to World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2019
2019 Limboland, Solo Exhibition, opened by Human Rights Watch, Commune Sydney
2019 Walkley Award for Visual Storytelling Nominee - 'The Nauru Experience - Zero-Tolerance Immigration and Suicidal Children,' The New York Times
2019 Sunstudios Emerging Photographer Award, 2nd Place Prize
2019 Subject of ‘Truth, Power and a Free Press,’ interactive permanent exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia
2020 Joins Oculi as full member
2020 Joins Diversify Photo as full member