Shahidul Alam

Photographer in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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I obtained a PhD in chemistry before taking up photography, concentrating on issues of social justice. Set up the Drik and Majority World agencies, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and the Chobi Mela festival. Honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and visiting professor at Sunderland University. I chaired the World Press Photo jury. My book “My Journey as a Witness” has been described as “the most important book ever written by a photographer” by John Morris the legendary former picture editor of Life Magazine.

  • Work
    • Drik Picture Library Ltd.
  • Education
    • PhD in Organic Chemistry