HUMAN CHAIN: Protest against the murder of Photographer and Drik Employee ‘Irfanul Islam’

Irfanul Islam
Irfanul Islam

প্রেস বিজ্ঞপ্তি

দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে মানববন্ধন

ঢাকা। ৮ এপ্রিল, ২০১৬

দৃক কর্মকর্তা ও আলোকচিত্রী মোঃ ইরফানুল ইসলাম হত্যার প্রতিবাদে দৃক পিকচার লাইব্রেরি লিমিটেড ও পাঠশালা সাউথ এশিয়ান মিডিয়া ইন্সটিটিউট যৌথ উদ্যোগে ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের টি.এস.সি. রাজু ভাস্কর্যের সামনে ৯ এপ্রিল ২০১৬ শনিবার, বিকাল ৩:৩০ মিনিটে প্রতিবাদী মানববন্ধনের আয়োজন করেছে।

মানববন্ধনে আলোকচিত্রীরা ক্যামেরায় কালো কাপড় বেঁধে এবং অংশগ্রহণকারীরা কালো ব্যাজ পরে প্রতিবাদী প্ল্যাকার্ড প্রদর্শন করবেন।

উক্ত মানববন্ধনে উপস্থিত থেকে সংবাদ পরিবেশনের অনুরোধ করছি।

দৃক ও পাঠশালার পক্ষে
এএসএম রেজাউর রহমান
জেনারেল ম্যানেজার, দৃক

সুরবি প্রত্যয়ী- ০১৯১২১৬০১৫০

Dear All,
Drik Picture Library and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute will initiate to form a Human chain at T.S.C, Dhaka University on 9th April, 2016, Saturday at 3.30 pm for the protest against the murder of Photographer and Drik Employee “Irfanul Islam” who was kidnapped and murdered on 2 April, 2016. Photographers will wrap black cloth on their camera and other participants will wear a black badge and show protest placard.
We are requesting you all to take part in this protest and please note your presence and support is “VERY IMPORTANT.”

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.” 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’.

One thought on “HUMAN CHAIN: Protest against the murder of Photographer and Drik Employee ‘Irfanul Islam’”

  1. I would like to thank DRIK & PATHSHALA for their every effort. I have a strong feeling DRIK can & will find the killers & bring them to justice.
    May Allah help you & make it easy to find the justice for Irfan uncle.

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