About ShahidulNews

The personal blog of Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Shahidul Alam. While most of the content is by me, I do include articles by others where I have a personal interest. Topics include photography, politics, activism and art. I have a strong interest in human rights and the environment. Most of the posts have a Bangladeshi focus.

About Me

One of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year 2018, photographer, writer and curator Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. A speaker at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge universities, Alam’s work has been exhibited in MOMA and Tate Modern. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine, described his book “My journey as a witness” as “the most important book ever written by a photographer”. His recent book “The Tide Will Turn” published by Steidl in 2020, is listed in New York Time’s ‘Best Art Books of 2020’. Alam received the “International Press Freedom Award” for 2020 from ‘The Committee to Protect Journalists’.