|Community Correspondent, Kashmir|
Sajad was born and raised in Budgam district, Kashmir, where he still lives and works as a Community Correspondent for Video Volunteers. He has been interested in photography since his childhood: "I want to cover all the stories that I don't see, but think should be, covered in the media." In the future, Sajad hopes to work for an international photography agency.
Sajad's work looks at the degradation of the Dal Lake in Kashmir, which he says, "has turned into a polluted pond because of rampant, uncontrolled encroachment and pollution." He continues, "I want to highlight the degradation so that more steps are taken towards conservation of the lake."