Category Archives: Majority World

As Drik as Possible

Introduction to the Drik 2016 calendar. A behind the scenes glimpse at a remarkable media phenomenon: The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the … Continue reading

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Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International … Continue reading

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Chasing Windmills

AZIZUR RAHIM PEU, born 10th June 1964, died 14 October 2014 “If you let me go, I’ll kill myself.” I’d never given a job to anyone before. So this response to my suggestion that there was a better future for … Continue reading

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Pathshala student again wins Ian Parry Award

Pathshala student Farzana Hossen declared winner of the prestigious Ian Parry Scholarship at the Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France 2013 Winner / Farzana Hossen / Pathshala / Bangladesh Farzana Hossen 2013 Winner “Without a doubt, this is the strongest set of … Continue reading

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Establishment Earthquaker

 By Manik Katyal Emaho Magazine Emaho got into a free-wheeling tête-à-tête with the legendary award-winning Bangladeshi photographer, Shahidul Alam to pry beyond his politics Manik: In all your past interviews, you have mentioned how photography happened to you, so I … 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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New Images from Majority World

You can now purchase the latest FairMail cards taken by underprivileged Indian and Peruvian teenagers at Majority World. FairMail offers them photography training, part-time work, medical insurance and guidance in making their future plans. 

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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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Positive Light

Foreword to Positive Light by Shahidul Alam Photography is many things. It’s a tool of fine art, an expression of scientific innovation and a vehicle of creativity. But ultimately, it is storytelling where photography harnesses its full potential. Because it … Continue reading

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Majority World on Corriere Immigrazione (Italian)

Majority world Perché è importante che a raccontare i “paesi impoveriti” siano i loro stessi figli. Le foto (link) Until the lions have their own storytellers, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter, si legge in epigrafe a My Journey … Continue reading

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