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Shahidul Alam

Photographic Exhibition ‘ Saptagram’ & panel discussion with Enamul Haque & Lisa Aziz- Saturday 23rd 4pm-6pm

Shahidul Alam was born in 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He studied and taught chemistry in London where he obtained a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from the University of London.  Alam’s work has been shown at leading museums and galleries in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, The Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, theNational Art Gallery in Malaysia and the Tate Modern in Britain.   He started photography in 1980 and was awarded the Harvey Harris Trophy for being judged the best photographer of the year by the London Arts Council in 1983. He became the president of the Bangladesh Photographic Societywhere he served for three terms.     In 1989 he set up Drik picture library and in 1998 Pathshala: South Asian Institute of Photography. He is also a director of Chobi Mela, the festival of photography in Asia.[2] Jury member of numerous competitions including World Press Photo where he has been a judge on four occasions, he was the first person of colour to chair the international jury in World Press Photo history.  /

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