Shahnewaz is Founder Director of VOHH Photography Institute & VOHH FOTO FEST based Chittagong, Bangladesh. He won over 100 International awards in the field of Photojournalism-Documentary, Including IanParry Scholarship, Alexia Grant, Andrei Stenin Press Award, International Photographer of the Year, Siena Awards, Al Mayadeen TV award. Nominated: WPP Masterclass, Magnum EF Grant & UNICEF POY. Published over 100 international journals like: CNN, Sunday Times, FotoEvidence, TIME, P3, EyesOpen, EBS, Russia Today. Interviewed at CNN, Sputnik, P3, EBS, Al Mayadeen, ATN News etc. Exhibited: over 40 countries: Somerset House, House of Lords, Royal Geographical Society, UN HQ, Lumiere brothers center, Bursa PhotoFest etc. His projects is used as a "Teaching & Research Material" at East Carolina University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, WHO etc.
He was one of the Reviewer & Jury Member of ADDIS FOTO FEST 2018