Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam portrait by Rahnuma Ahmed 9944 2500

by Rahnuma Ahmed

Shahidul Alam is a world-renowned photographer, writer, curator, and activist tirelessly challenging stereotypes and pushing against the limits of his medium to cast light on what is suppressed or has vanished. Shahidul was a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2018, and he was also a former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Chobi Mela Festival, Majority World Agency, and Pathshala South Asia Media Institute. 

Shahidul has exhibited work in various international galleries, such as MOMAin New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern in London, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, and Documenta 15. He was given the Shilpakala Award in 2015, the highest honour given to a Bangladeshi artist. And in 2022, Shahidul was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Arts in London.