Javed Jafferji is a professional photographer living in Zanzibar. He has lived in Tanzania, Pakistan and the UK, where he studied Photography, TV and Film at Paddington College and Salisbury College of Art & Design. His work has been featured in top international publications such as Newsweek, Sunday Times, Independent, Guardian, and many other newspapers and magazines worldwide.
Javed held an exhibition at London’s Commonwealth Institute entitled 'Zingadi Ke Rang' (Colours of Life) on Pakistan. He was the curator of an exhibition of historical photographs of Zanzibar in Paris at Le Bon Marche in 1999 and has had various exhibitions in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar including ‘Images of the Swahili Coast' at the Goethe Institute in Dar es Salaam and the Palace Museum in Zanzibar. He also heads Zanzibar’s Gallery Publications and publishes the annual Travel and Tourism Directory in association with Tanzania Confederation of Tourism and Tanzania Tourist Board and its members.
Javed has been involved with almost 70 books on East Africa and an extensive folio of maps, calendars, address books, posters and postcards of Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania.