Shahidul Alam

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.

Shahidul Alam: "I Will Remain a Thorn for the Oppressor"

Feb 25, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam. At a time when censorship is growing across the globe, Shahidul Alam — a renowned Bangladeshi photographer and social activist — has pledged his life to represent the downtrodden and insists that he “will...

The Rohingya: When the Land You Love Burns

Nov 15, 2017

There are close to a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in desperate need of food, shelter and medical attention. The flight of the Rohingya people is an exodus of unprecedented scale and speed. Since August, over 600,000 refugees have fled Rakhine State in Myanmar. Around 300,000 of them are children, 20,000 who...