Shahidul Alam is an artist, journalist, educator and activist who is passionate about social justice and global inequality. His visual work has been showed in MOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Tate Modern, and he has been a speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge. Alam is an honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a visiting professor at Sunderland University and an adjunct professor at RMIT. John Morris described his book, “My Journey as a Witness,” as “the most important book ever written by a photographer.” He received the Shilpakala Award, the highest award given to Bangladeshi artists. In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Dali International Photography Exhibition. Alam holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of London.