Category Archives: Major Features on Bangladesh

Forest of Tides: The Sundarbans

The world’s largest mangrove forest is home to hundreds of species and, mostly along its edges, 4 million people. September/October 2016 PDF Saudi Aramco World Magazine Written by Louis Werner Photographed by Shahidul Alam / DRIK Split not quite in half … Continue reading

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50 years of independence

The 1971 memory project I am starting this project with the hope that people across the globe can help me identify and hopefully trace as many people as possible in these photographs. I shall be regularly uploading images and linking … Continue reading

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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide.

 By Gary Bass. The Economist UNTIL 1971 Pakistan was made up of two parts: west and east. Both Muslim-dominated territories were born out of India’s bloody partition 24 years earlier, though they existed awkwardly 1,600km apart, divided by hostile Indian … Continue reading

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Wresting the Narrative From the West

By JAMES ESTRIN New York Times As far as Shahidul Alam is concerned, he does not live in the third world or the developing world. While the photographer’s home is in Bangladesh, a decidedly poor country, he thinks of himself as residing … Continue reading

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A collective exhibition featuring stories from Queensland College of Art and Pathshala South Asia Media Institute students. Thursday 23 May – Saturday 25 May Opening night 6pm Thursday 23 May Guest Speaker: Dr Shahidul Alam RSVP 07 3735 6106 or … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Bangladesh protesters demand blasphemy law

Hundreds of thousands of marchers call for law that would include death penalty for bloggers who they say insult Islam. Hundreds of thousands of people have held protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the … Continue reading

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Positive Light book preview

Want to take a sneak preview of the contents of Positive Light? This preview shows the introduction plus the first five spreads of each section of the book. The original contest was broken down into Culture, History, Place and People. … Continue reading

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Save the Tiger: Positive Light supports WildTeam

We are immensely pleased to announce that proceeds from Positive Light will also support WildTeam’s efforts to protect nature, particularly the Royal Bengal Tiger. Bangladesh has one of the last remaining strongholds of tiger populations. Tigers are an endangered species, … Continue reading

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