Category Archives: My Photo Essays

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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Humanitarian to a nation

Originally published in Saudi Aramco World In the cool interior of a mental ward in Karachi, a short, powerfully built man with a flowing snow-white beard and penetrating dark-brown eyes is standing at the bedside of a distraught young woman. … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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And Yet She Smiles

And yet she smiles. Gang raped numerous times as a child. Forced into pick pocketing. Caned till she was unconscious. Sold to a madame. Hajera Begum’s life has little that would give cause to smile. Yet she smiles. She cries … 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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Bangladesh: Past Present Future

EXHIBITIONS | FASHION | WORKSHOPS | ADDA | MUSIC An unmissable chance to discover and explore the rich culture and creativity of Bangladesh and its new directions. From 22nd to 24th February at the Bargehouse London SE1 9PH Akram Khan … Continue reading

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Upcoming events

British Council and Drik India cordially invite you to the launching of the book by Dr. Shahidul Alam ‘ My Journey As A Witness’ followed by lecture presentation of the artist. Dr. Shahidul Alam is an eminent photographer, writer, activist … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam’s first UK retrospective – picture feast

From Art Radar Journal BANGLADESH PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON GALLERY SHOW The first UK retrospective of works by internationally renowned Bangladeshi photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam is on at London’s Wilmotte Gallery until December 2011. Art Radar brings you a selection of … Continue reading

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London Launch

Subscribe to ShahidulNews London launch of “My journey as a witness” by Shahidul Alam. 10th October 2011. Film by Frode Hegland and Enamul Hoque BBC World Service interview Public Talk at National Geographic Pictures of exhibition at Wilmotte Gallery in Oxford Gardens … Continue reading

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