Tag Archives: Rashid Talukder

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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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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Images of Independence, Finally Free

By JAMES ESTRIN New York Times Lens Blog The photographs were shockingly graphic, detailing the torture and execution of men suspected of collaborating with pro-Pakistani militias during Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence. Featured on front pages and magazine covers around the world, … Continue reading

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The light we failed to see

Subscribe to ShahidulNews Rashid Talukder 1939 – 2011 ‘Daktaaar’. The loud call would be promptly followed by a big grin and a bigger bear hug. He insisted on calling me by that title and always referred to it, when addressing … Continue reading

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