Category Archives: Photojournalism

The Best Years of My Life

Press release German Foreign Office and Neue Galerie Berlin will present Shahidul Alam at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum and at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Berlin.   With the book publication and the exhibition “The best … Continue reading

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PATHSHALA’S RESPONSE TO BDNEWS24.COM’S REPORT

A report on Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, published by the online news portal bdnews24.com, has come to our attention (“Shahidul Alam’s Pathshala operates without affiliation,” bdnews24.com, 6 August 2016). Unsubstantiated allegations, backbiting and innuendo and the absence of cross … Continue reading

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On the ‘uncertified’ Pathshala

At a time when our entire education system is in crisis, the quality of education is in question and the values that student’s inculcate is a source of fear. A student of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, in response to questions about the … Continue reading

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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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Photography in Bangladesh: a medium on the move

The Financial Times Visual Arts March 4, 2016 3:00 pm by Maya Jaggi Fêted internationally, the country’s photographers have struggled for status at home. Could that be about to change? From the series ‘Railway Longings’ (2011-2015) by Rasel Chowdhury The eerie … Continue reading

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As Drik As Possible

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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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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The Statesman, and the Photographer

The statesman, and the photographer Originally published as an Op-Ed in The New Age August 24, 2015 by Shahidul Alam LOOKING at this photograph, one of the few in our library where the photographer is unknown, I realise how times … Continue reading

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Rare and Unseen photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Drik archives

A self-taught photographer with a strong sense of humour Rashid Talukder received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela international photography festival in Dhaka, in 2006. His images of the war of liberation of Bangladesh and the political events leading up to it, … 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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