Drik, Bangladesh is a distinctive multimedia organisation that has made challenging social inequality and customer service its central driving force. Over the last two decades Drik has successfully partnered with national and international organisations to conduct several successful programs. Investigative reporting is an essential part of these programs. Credibility of information combined with powerful images presented in these projects have made it possible for Drik to bring out into the open opaque and delicate social issues for public debate and discussion. Thus, inherent in Drik’s work is this ability to use the power of the visual medium to educate, inform ...
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Shahidul has managed to create a community… a truly concrete ensemble, which is a composite of all generations attached to their native soil, who share a much vaster territory than that of any one country.
You’ve done an amazing job and the problem is that you keep getting better and better – particularly Pathshala. I am in photographic education. I genuinely believe that Pathshala is the best photographic institution in the world right now, and we all aspire to be that.
D.J. Clarke, Director of Visual Journalism, Asia Center for Journalism; Lecturer, University of Bolton.
It is a deeply ambitious organisation, aiming on the one hand to be a 'challenge to the CNNs of this world, and on the other hand to be a local force for change. … [Drik] remains unbridled in its politics – against all odds.
Antonia Carver in Drik Images for change in ART AsiaPacific (Issue: 35, July/August/September 2002)