Sarker Naman Protick awarded Prix Mark Grosset

Sarker Naman Protick de Pathshala South Asian Media Academy

Sarker Naman Protick?from the Pathshala South Asian Media Academy in Dahka, Bangladesh was awarded the Prix Mark Grosset in the ?Reportage? category with his work ?Of River And Lost Lands?..
?This is a story of two villages and a river.
Once, there was another village here. But the river took it.
The banks are made of nothing more than clay and sand. Hundreds of hectares of land are washed away each monsoon, when the rivers run fastest.
No River dam has been made to protect the existing villages. People are living right beside the bank, with fear and with hope.
The River is Padma and the place is Ishurdi, Bangladesh.?
Sarker Naman Protick

Michel Puech

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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