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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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The war of ’71 never ended

VOICE OF BANGLADESHI IDENTITY Ina Puri | March 9, 2013 The Times of India A prominent voice of Bangladeshi identity, Shahidul Alam has garnered acclaim for documenting his nation’s many struggles. As an activist and photographer, he has distinguished himself in international … Continue reading

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Shahidul Alam’s My Journey as a Witness

Rupert Grey,   media and copyright lawyer, journalist, photographer and teacher, based in Covent Garden  London. Dr Alam’s aspiration is to teach the pixels to dance. It is a characteristically elegant and evocative phrase in comparison with the generally arid language … Continue reading

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Shahidul Alam interviewed on Radio Australia

Shahidul Alam interviewed on Radio Australia It’s a photographic exhibition that’s being described as “a quiet metaphor for the screaming truth.” Photographer Shahidul Alam. Photo: Yasmin Eid-Sabbagh Audio: link to Radio Australia interview (Credit: ABC) In 2004, the Bangladesh government created … Continue reading

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Journeying with Mahasveta Devi

This is a sequel to an earlier film ‘Journeying with Mahasveta Devi’, and the second in the trilogy being made on the Magsasay Award winning writer-activist made by Drik India. The viewed and the viewer, the act and the response, … Continue reading

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Not for art’s sake

Abstract of keynote presentation given at National University of Taiwan 8th January 2012. Taipei Subscribe to ShahidulNews One of the videos presented. A compilation from several videos on major protests in 2011 Long before CSR had become a buzzword and … Continue reading

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22 years of Drik

Subscribe to ShahidulNews Drik Day 24 september Photographs © Mahabub Alam Khan/Drik On the 4th Septeber 1989, something remarkable happened in Bangladesh. Please join us as Drik joyously celebrates 22 years of distinctive creativity Saturday, 24 September 2011 Programme 6.00 … Continue reading

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My Journey as a Witness

Subscribe to ShahidulNews BUY THIS BOOK Local store |  Online store Shahidul Alam: My Journey as a Witness Edited by Rosa Maria Falvo Pub Date: September 23, 2011 Format: Hardcover Category: Photography – Individual Photographer Publisher: Skira Trim Size: 9-1/2 x … Continue reading

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