Mansura is a photographer, artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY.
Born in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Mansura was raised in Jersey City, NJ. She studied History and African Studies at Rutgers University and International Affairs at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School, where her fieldwork included legal assistance to refugees undergoing the UNHCR status determination process in Hong Kong. With a growing desire to document what she saw, she shifted to visual journalism, attending the photojournalism and documentary photography program at the International Center of Photography in New York City where she received the George and Joyce Moss Scholarship.
For the past 7 years, Mansura has taught transformative justice classes at Young New Yorkers, a small non-profit dedicated to using art to shift the criminal justice system and help end mass incarceration.
Mansura’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York, Photoville, the International Center of Photography and MOMA PS1. She has been published by CNN, WSJ and other news outlets.
She is available for news, documentary and commercial work both domestically and abroad.
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