Fazal Sheikh was born in 1965 in New York City. Since graduating from Princeton University, he has collaborated with displaced communities across East Africa, in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, Cuba and India. His awards include the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography, the Prix d'Arles, and the Leica Medal of Excellence. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His previous books include A Sense of Common Ground, The Victor Weeps, A Camel for the Son, Ramadan Moon and Moksha. Exhibitions of his work have been presented at Tate Modern, London; the International Center of Photography and the United Nations, New York. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the George Eastman House, Rochester; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City. The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris awarded Sheikh the HCB Award 2005 for his companion projects on Indian women: "Moksha" and "Ladli.