The Bangladeshi photographer on his art, politics and addressing inequalities
Updated:?Fri, Dec 21 2012. 06 13 PM IST
Q&A | Shahidul Alam
Our interview was interrupted when Shahidul Alam shifted to a new hotel in Kolkata since the British-era club where he was staying disallowed him from entering the dining area wearing his trademark sandals. Alam complained of colonial mindsets and moved out. Much of his career as a photographer and later founder of Dhaka-based photo agency Drik and the London-based organization Majority World is pivoted around his protests against prevalent Western biases and prejudices.