Presentation by Leila Lak

Pathshala is pleased to invite you for a presentation by Leila Lak, a British-Iranian documentary filmmaker and journalist.

Leila Lak has worked for major international broadcasters including Al Jazeera English, BBC, HBO and the Discovery Channel. She has also written feature stories for newspapers such as The Guardian in the United Kingdom. She has worked extensively across four continents on stories about human rights, social justice and development. Over the past 12 years she has covered many of the major international stories for both news and documentaries. She is currently running the communications and press office for a busy UK based NGO.

Leila Lak

Date: 02.06.2012
Day: Saturday
Time: 7:15 pm
Venue: Pathshala (Room # 1)
The presentation is open for all.

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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