Sulaiman Edrissy was born in Kabul in 1982. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and currently taking a Master's Degree in International Business.
Sulaiman has more than 9 years of experience in project administration and project management and has worked with reputed organizations in Afghanistan, lately as Project Analyst with the Asian Development Bank. Beside that he is a freelance photographer/photojournalist.
As a photographer, he wishes to share Afghanistan to his Afghan fellows and rest of the world through his eyes. His passion for photography started in 2007, when he started taking photos of daily happenings in my neighborhood, portraits of people, and picturesque sights in Kabul and in different provinces. Later, Sulaiman taught himself photography from books like Michael Freeman's "Mastering in Digital Photography".
He firmly believes that world needs to see Afghanistan beyond the conflict it is experiencing because there are many other stories that his people and country has to share because photography is the only mean that people need to help them understand what’s going on in the world.
He believes that a strong portrait can connect the viewers with the subjects directly and through the subject’s expressions, one can get a feeling of the person’s emotions and state of mind and a photograph can powerfully convey an emotion and story, more than words. His goal is to create a large collection of work that presents Afghanistan through the art of photography by showing the natural beauty and the spirit of his country and its people.

He also draw portraits, creates contemporary art works, and enjoy playing the guitar.
Artistic Name:
Akas (عکاس)
 
Portfolios:
www.akas-thephotographer.com
www.facebook.com/Akas.photographer
 
Professional Experience:
- Asian Development Bank: Project Administration (2006 - 2013)
- National Assembly of Afghanistan: Photojournalist 2013
- 3rd Eye Photojournalism and Film Center: Photographer
- Afghan Photography Network: Member
- Cartoon Movement: Member
 
Exhibitions (Group):
- First Afghan Caricature Exhibition by Goethe Institute, Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2014
 
- “Afghan Tales”, a 36 months traveling exhibition in Europe and U.S., start in 15 March 2014. New York (Mar 2014), Copenhagen (Nov 2014)
 
- "Afghanistan My Country, the World is My Home", Sixth and Seventh Afghan Photographers Photo Exhibition in Mashhad, Iran, February and July 2014
 
- “Afghanistan Through the Eyes of Afghan Photographers”, Switzerland in October 2013
 
Publications:
- Photographs used for the “Faith in the Frontline” a book about Afghanistan by Breakthrough Media and Communication Company, London.
- Various printed and online publications.
 
Competitions:
- First place winner: European Union in Afghanistan photography competition "Children and Health", May 2014.