Conversations

Beyond a Witness – Photography and Social Justice || Sebastião Salgado & Shahidul Alam

Keeping in line with the month’s theme ‘Art as Witness’, MAP in association with the Bangalore International Centre (BIC), brought together two exemplary photographers of social action and change, Sebastião Salgado and Shahidul Alam, in a webinar hosted on 27 June. Moderated by Nathaniel Gaskell, the discussion centred on the photographic journeys of the acclaimed Brazilian and Bangladeshi photographers, and elaborated on the power of photography to catalyse social change. Through an unveiling of their personal journeys and experiences, the discussion also highlighted the positive influence of activism and the use of one’s voice against oppression.

Shahidul Alam With Ram Rahman: The Tide Will Turn

NEW YORK, June 17, 2020 — Renowned photographer and activist Shahidul Alam shares his work and discusses the power of the image to tell a story and the stories of many who are unable to share their narrative with the world. The images are powerful and his commitment of holding truth to power is an inspiration. He appeared in conversation with photographer, artist, curator, and activist Ram Rahman.(1 hr., 1 min.)

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