Wasfia in Antartica

Wasfia Nazreen?raised the Bangladesh Flag on the Summit of Vinson Massif, highest mountain of Antarctica otherwise known as the bottom of the earth on 4th January at 4:00 pm (Vinson Time) and 1:00 am (Bangladesh Time).
walking with flag walking with partner wasfia bw with flagOver the satellite phone she said “This was the hardest among the summits but I did it for the nation so that we can start 2013 with new hopes that everything is possible if our effort are sincerely put into it”.
Vinson expedition of?Bangladesh on Seven Summitssupported by?BRAC?in collaboration with?bKash Limited?and?BRAC Bank Limited. BDonVinson
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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.”

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