Tag: activism

  • Why I take photographs

    Given the recent attempts, by authoritarian forces which I have been critical of, to undermine my credibility, I feel the reasons why I take photographs need to be tabled.

  • Didi. The Street Fighter

    MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 -?JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn?t Didi?s thing.?Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far too old, and I was certainly much too heavy, to be sitting on anyone?s lap…

  • The war of '71 never ended

    VOICE OF BANGLADESHI IDENTITY Ina Puri | March 9, 2013 The Times of India A prominent voice of Bangladeshi identity, Shahidul Alam has garnered acclaim for documenting his nation?s many struggles. As an activist and photographer, he has distinguished himself in international art gatherings, winning accolades for his work that has sought to narrate the story of…

  • Shahidul Alam’s My Journey as a Witness

    Rupert Grey,¬† media and copyright lawyer, journalist, photographer and teacher, based in Covent Garden¬† London. Dr Alam’s aspiration is to teach the pixels to dance. It is a characteristically elegant and evocative phrase in comparison with the generally arid language of the digital lexicon, and it conveys the ambit of his vision and the scope…

  • Shahidul Alam interviewed on Radio Australia

    Shahidul Alam interviewed on Radio Australia It’s a photographic exhibition that’s being described as “a quiet metaphor for the screaming truth.” Photographer Shahidul Alam. Photo: Yasmin Eid-Sabbagh Audio: link to Radio Australia interview?(Credit: ABC) In 2004, the Bangladesh government created a new armed enforcement agency, called the Rapid Action Battalion, in response to a perceived…

  • Journeying with Mahasveta Devi

    This is a sequel to an earlier film ‘Journeying with Mahasveta Devi’, and the second in the trilogy being made on the Magsasay Award winning writer-activist made by Drik India. The viewed and the viewer, the act and the response, form the basic pattern of this film and closes up further with both the inner-self…

  • Not for art's sake

    Abstract of keynote presentation given at National University of Taiwan 8th January 2012. Taipei Subscribe to ShahidulNews One of the videos presented. A compilation from several videos on major protests in 2011 Long before CSR had become a buzzword and superstars and corporates began to find it essential to have pet social causes to support,…

  • 22 years of Drik

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Drik Day 24 september Photographs ? Mahabub Alam Khan/Drik On the 4th Septeber 1989, something remarkable happened in Bangladesh. Please join us as Drik joyously celebrates 22 years of distinctive creativity Saturday, 24 September 2011 Programme 6.00 pm?Welcome Dr. Shahidul Alam 6.10 pm?Memories 2010-2011 6.20 pm?Golam Kasem Daddy Memorial Lecture III?by Catherine…

  • My Journey as a Witness

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews BUY THIS BOOK Local store |??Online store Shahidul Alam: My Journey as a Witness Edited by Rosa Maria Falvo Pub Date: September 23, 2011 Format: Hardcover Category: Photography – Individual Photographer Publisher: Skira Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11 US Price: $50.00 CAN Price: $57.00 ISBN: 978-88-572-0966-1 About This Book An insight into…

  • Long March: more images

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