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Fazal Ilahi Sheikh was born in 1965 in New York City. Since graduating from Princeton University in 1987, he has worked with displaced communities across East Africa, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and India.
In 2005 Sheikh was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Sheikh is the recipient of the International Henri Cartier-Bresson Grand Prize, the Prix d’Arles, the Infinity Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence, the Ruttenberg Award, and the Ferguson Award.
He is the author of six books :
In 2001 he embarked on a series of book projects concerned with international human rights issues titled the International Human Rights Series (IHRS).
Fazal Sheikh lives in Zurich, New York City and Kenya.