PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLERS

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MAKING CONNECTIONS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
SHAHIDUL ALAM, CHRIS RAINIER, AND THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY’S ALL ROADS AWARDEES
The National Geographic Society’s All Roads Film Project recognizes and supports indigenous and underrepresented storytellers from around the world who are documenting their changing cultures and communities through photography and film. For the third consecutive year of this popular program, we present talented artists from Israel, Kashmir, Lapland, Mongolia, Nigeria, and the United States who have been selected by the National Geographic Society to present their work and reflect on ways their images and stories make connections that help create a more just and beautiful world. The All Roads photographers will be joined by Chris Rainier of the National Geographic Society and photographer Shahidul Alam, media activist and founder of the Drik photo agency in Bangladesh.
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2007 Awardees

Altaf Qadri (Kashmir)
Kashmir: Paradise in Pain
Oded Balilty (Israel)
Along the Lines
Akintunde Akinleye (Nigeria)
The Troubles of a Blessed Country
A Yin (China, Inner Mongolia)
Highland Mongolian Life
Munem Wasif of Pathshala, received an honourable mention for his photo essay “Belongings”
Monday, October 1, 2007
7:30pm
Kresge Auditorium
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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’.

2 thoughts on “PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLERS”

  1. PHOTOGRAPH itself talk. Drik photo agency in Bangladesh is one of organization, who bringing this media on light. I wish Drik will continue it’s walk through in road of final destination.
    Bangladesh Network Information Center, who are working to focus of Information Technology in Bangladesh is supporting this type of work.
    Carry one Drik, We are here to give you support for distributing your content over the world, which may include a data connectivity, storage on its Data Center, moreover support to create your information available to world media.
    With Thanks
    Bangladesh Network Information Center
    http://www.bdnic.net/

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