Biography :  Shahidul Alam                                       All Images        Photo Story

Shahidul Alam 1955 Born: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The first Asian recipient of the Mother Jones award for documentary photography (1992) Alam is a former president of Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS). He set up the award winning Drik Picture Library, Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute and the Chobi Mela festival. He has shown in MOMA in New York, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tate Modern and Kuala Lumpur’s National Art Gallery. An honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, he chaired the World Press Photo international jury and is on the board of the National Geographic Society and the Eugene Smith Foundation.