Shahidul Alam is a former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society. He set up the award-winning Drik agency, Pathshala, the South Asian Media Academy the Chobi Mela festival and the Majority World agency.
Alam’s work has been exhibited in galleries such as MOMA in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Royal Albert Hall in London. He has been a speaker at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge universities and at the Tate Modern in the UK and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland.
Alam chaired the World Press Photo international jury and is a visiting professor of Sunderland University in the UK.
His new book My Journey As A Witness has been published by Skira and the Bengal Foundation.