Shahidul Alam

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Shahidul Alam

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First Name

Shahidul

Surname or Business Name

Alam

Birth Date

1955

Birthplace

Bangladesh

Occupation

Photographer, Writer and Curator

Biographical Text

Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh) is a photographer, writer, curator, and activist. He founded the Drik Picture Library, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, and Chobi Mela photo festival in Dhaka as well as the Majority World photo agency in London. His work has been shown in The Rubin Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern, London; and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. A guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, London; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur; Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Brussels Biennial and the Auckland Festival of Photography, Alam has received numerous awards, including the Shilpakala Padak, the highest state honour given to Bangladeshi artists; the 2018 Lucie Foundation Humanitarian Award; and the 2019 ICP Special Presentation Award. He was nominated one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2018.

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“Shahidul Alam,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4110.