Meet Shahidul Alam - and watch his PopTech talk on the power of pictures

“Pictures have a power and it is because they have a power that I decided to take [photography] on as the tool that it is,” explained Bangladeshi photographer, curator and social entrepreneur Shahidul Alam this past month at PopTech. As Alam spent decades photographing the world around him, he was compelled to ponder more deeply his role in the process of capturing and disseminating these images. He realized his responsibility was not just to document the lives of everyday people, but also to bring photography to the people of Bangladesh and beyond. As the founder of Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography; Chobi Mela, the largest festival of photography in Asia; and Majority World, a global community interest initiative formed to provide a platform for indigenous photographers, Alam has accomplished just that.

Come meet Shahidul Alam this Thursday, November 10 in New York City at a reception and book signing for his new photography book, My Journey as a Witness.

Thursday, November 10
5:30-7 pm
Rizzoli Bookstore
31 West 57th Street
New York City

We look forward to seeing you there!

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