Karim Shamsi-Basha

Freelance Journalistic Photographer & Advertising Photographer

Location:Miami, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Karim Shamsi-Basha
P.O.Box 3644 Brentwood TN 205-281-5208
karim@4lovemag.com www.4lovemagazine.com www.HireKarim.com

Life Philosophy:

To impact this world personally and professionally, and to leave a mark that will benefit generations to come.

Professional Achievements:

Founder & Publisher, 4LOVE Magazine: A lifestyle magazine celebrating God’s unconditional love with the heart, soul, mind, and body.

Adjunct faculty, Samford University, 1995 – 2005: Journalism and Mass Communications Department. Photojournalism professor.

Founder & President, Karim Photography&The Basha Gallery. A freelance photography company for clients all over the world / Fine Art Photography gallery - 1990 - Present.

Founder & Director of Photography, Portico magazine, 2001 – 2006.

Freelance writer: Aramco World magazine, The Birmingham News Op/Ed Page, Portico magazine, Birmingham magazine, and others. 2000-present

Contract Photographer - Southern Living magazine, 1999-2003:

Photojournalist: The Birmingham Post-Herald 1990 – 1995


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee –1988

Photography Workshops: Eddie Adams, The Summit, and Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.


2007 Speaker: The Southwestern Seminar on Photojournalism, Dallas, TX.
2006 National PR Campaign magazine for McWane Inc. NY
2003 Addy Awards, Public Service/Photography/Magazine Cover
2002 Addy Awards, Photography
1997 Pictures of the Year, Sports Illustrated
Best Book for Shelter from the Storm book.
Numerous Associated Press awards / Birmingham Post-Herald
Speaker/Juror Arab-American Writers Association – Detroit 2007


Home Sweet Home Alabama: A book that shows the people and places of the state.

The Beauty Box: Coffee-table book about Southern beauty parlors

Shelter of the Storm: Homeless photographs/quotes benefiting the Salvation Army

America 24/7: Contributing photographer.

Alabama Christmas: Contributed an essay joining writers such as Helen Keller and Truman Capote


Committee of the Presidential National Prayer Breakfast-2005
National Presidential Business Leadership Council-2005
Founder: Peace in my World Foundation: To ignite a passion in the world’s youth for
Speaker: Christianity and Islam / Arab-American issues advocate


Has been described as a “photographer and a writer with a soul”
Blessed with a photographic eye that sees what others glance over
Innovative mind - Bilingual in English and Arabic


Humble, intelligent, original, loyal, hard-working, creative, father, friendly, confident, adaptive, and well-read. Equipped with a passion for love and peace.


Rev. Frank Barker (205-790-0268) Briarwood Presbyterian Church 2200 Briarwood Way Birmingham Al 35243

Bill Bangham (804-353-0151) International Mission Board/Southern Baptist Convention 3806 Monument Ave. P.O. Box 6767 Richmond, VA 23230

Aubrey Miller (205-515-3939) Director/Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 14 Office park Cir Ste 115 Birmingham AL 35233

Dale Wallace ((205-870-0555) Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, LLC.First Commercial Bank Building • 800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 400 • Birmingham, Alabama 35209