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List of Shahidul Alam Interviews and Features

1. August 29th, 2011

Shahidul Alam on World Photography

FiveBooks Interview


2. August 26, 2011

612 ABC Brisbane, Australia

Photos can change the way we see the world.

Who could forget the picture of a naked Kim Phuc running down the road after a napalm attack during the Vietnam war and the effect it had on everyone who saw it – and the way the war was perceived.

Internationally renowned and much awarded Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam has been a member of the World Press photo jury on multiple occasions, as well as being the first person of colour to chair the international jury.

Alam will be speaking this Saturday (August 27th 2011) as part of the Giving Voice Through Social Documentary Photography Forum at Queensland College of Art.

Drive presenter Kelly Higgins-Devine sat down to talk with Dr Alam and started by asking if he remembered the first time he picked up a camera.

Download the audio file

3. August 18, 2011

Magnum Foundation Interview

Conversation between Shehab Uddin and Shahidul Alam


Shahidul Alam in an interview with New Age

Written by Rahnuma Ahmed

Shahidul Alam’s exhibition, ‘Crossfire’ (a euphemism for extrajudicial killings by the Rapid Action Battalion), was scheduled to open on March 22, at Drik Gallery, Dhaka. A police lockup of Drik’s premises before the opening prevented noted Indian writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi from entering, forcing her to declare the opening on the street outside Drik. The police blockage was removed soon after Drik’s lawyers served legal notice and the lawyers had moved the Court, and after Government lawyers i.e., the Attorney Generals office, had contacted the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s office, and the Home Ministry, during the hearing on the government. The court commented that even after repeated rules had been issued on the government, crossfire had continued to occur. The court’s response and subsequent events enabled Drik to open the exhibition for public viewing on March 31.

Shahidul Alam in front of a collage, part of his Crossfire exhibition. Cartoon in the background of Home Minister Sahara Khatun, ‘No crossfire killing taken place’. — Wahid Adnan/DrikNEWS

Shahidul Alam in front of a collage, part of his Crossfire exhibition. Cartoon in the background of Home Minister Sahara Khatun, ‘No crossfire killing taken place’. — Wahid Adnan/DrikNEWS

March 16, 2010.

Crossfire – Shahidul Alam’s new exhibition on extra-judicial executions in Bangladesh

6. March 31, 2010
Court Upholds Provocative Bangladesh Show

7. May 2009

Shahidul Alam By Fariha Karim in Nafas Art Magazine

8. September 30, 2009

Shahidul Alam:Light, shadow and clicks by Ershad Kamol

9. July 10, 2008

UCLA AASC Press: Amerasia Journal Publishes “Majority World”: New Thinking on Post 9-11 Culture andCrisis

10. July 23, 2007

Majority World Finds Voice in Photos

11. Interview in foto.no (Norwegian)

12. Interview in Kumppani Magazine (Finnish)

13.Interview of Shahidul Alam on BBC Bengali Service

14. PDN Interview: Shahidul Alam On Third-World Disasters And First-World Media

15. 2006

BIDOUN: The Interview Issue

Outside The WhaleNaeem Mohaiemen talks to Shahidul Alam

16. 2005

Photos from the majority world

by Vincent Lim AsiaMedia Contributing Writer

17. October 2001

Images Realities: The story of Dr. Shahidul Alam Alochona Staff Writer

18. Debaliedossier

An interview with Shahidul Alam

19. Drishtipat

Voice of human rights in Bangladesh

Activist in the spotlight ( No publishing date)

Shahidul Alam & Drik

Profile written by Naquib Hossain

20. Interview with Shahidul Alam

by Sabhanaz Rashid Diya and Ahmed Ashiful Haque Niloy

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