shahidul alam hails from dhaka, the capital of bangladesh. alam studied chemistry in london, but after having started a promising career in science he chose to pursue a life in photography instead to challenge oppression and imperialism in all its forms. attacked, arrested, and threatened with death, alam has built back home what many consider to be the finest photography school in the world, in addition to award winning agency drik and the chobi mela photo festival. on wed - feb 29 [7pm] alam visits t2f to discuss his acclaimed photo book my journey as a witness. the book engages the realities of survival with the larger vision of building a more egalitarian society. from early images shot in england in the 1980s, to photographs of the last two decades, mostly in his native bangladesh, this is a journey from photojournalism into social justice. location: 10c sunset lane 5, phase 2 extension [d.h.a.].
© shahidul alam - morgue