November Update

November looks to be a busy month. I am at Steidl in Gottingen right now. The impressively professional team at Steidl is working flat out to make my book available in time for the Rubin opening. There are a string of events coming up in New York, San Francisco and London. Hope to see some of you there.

Shahidul Alam by Sarker Protick for Financial Times

Keynote: Freedom of Expression 7 Line Studio — LIC 3 November 2019 2:00 pm
Speaking Truth to Power at Columbia followed by Q&A with Nina Berman 4 November 6:30 pm
Conversations on Conflict Photography New School 5 November 7 pm
Shahidul Alam in conversation with Hari Kunzru 7 November 6:30 pm
Shahidul Alam Truth to Power Rubin Museum 8 November 2019 – 4 May 2020
The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2019 UC Berkeley 9 November 5:30 pm
Special Exhibition Tour Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power 20 November 6:00 pm Rubin Museum (won’t physically be in New York for this one).

Features

Feature by Rachel Spence on Financial Times
Feature in Guardian by Jehan Jillani
The Guardian Picture Essay: Prix Pictet Shortlist

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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