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  • Drik Images   Drik Picture Library, Bangladesh is a distinctive multimedia organisation that was established in 1989. Its major areas of expertise are advocacy and awareness campaigns, production of communication material and training. Drik is able to provide a one-stop cost effective multimedia services through its six departments – the Picture Agency, Photography, Publications, Audiovisual, DrikNEWS and Gallery & Event Management.   Background of Drik   On 4th September 1989, a small group of people set up a picture agency in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Named ‘Drik’, the Sanskrit word for ‘vision’, it was registered in 1994 in its current Head...

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An insight into the evolution of one of the most significant movements in contemporary photography, through the eyes and voice of the man who shaped it. An extraordinary artist, Shahidul Alam is a photographer, writer, activist, and social entrepreneur who used his art to chronicle the social and artistic struggles in a country known largely for poverty and disasters.
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.
Sebastião Salgado
Photographer
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.
An insight into the evolution of one of the most significant movements in contemporary photography, through the eyes and voice of the man who shaped it. An extraordinary artist, Shahidul Alam is a photographer, writer, activist, and social entrepreneur who used his art to chronicle the social and artistic struggles in a country known largely for poverty and disasters.

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