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Shahidul Alam

Born, 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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 Society where he served for three terms.


In 1989 he set up Drik picture library and Pathshala: South Asian Institute of Photography. He is also a director of Chobi Mela, the festival of photography in Asia. 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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Review relating to an exhibition, 1994

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1994

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»  Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery invite card

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1994

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»  Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1994

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of IKON Gallery | April - May 1994

»  IKON Gallery | April - May 1994

Gallery Listings relating to an exhibition, 1994

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»  The Photographers’ Gallery - brochure

Gallery Listings relating to an exhibition, 1994

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom

»  Ikon Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

»  The Photographers’ Gallery

London, United Kingdom