Shahidul Alam walked out of the Dhakha jail on Tuesday evening, 108 days after he was dragged from his home by police and five days after a high court granted him bail. A group of students and well-wishers greeted Alam, who was accompanied by his wife, Ra
A court in Bangladesh has granted bail to Shahidul Alam, the photographer, educator and mentor arrested 102 days ago after he criticized the Bangladesh government. Alam’s lawyer Sarah Hossain told reporters, “We’re delighted that ultimately the court has
After numerous delays, a high court in Bangladesh refused to hear the bail petition for photographer Shahidul Alam, who has been held in jail without charge since August 5. The two-judge panel told Alam’s lawyers to seek bail from another court. This was
Shahidul Alam, the award-winning photographer, teacher, and founder of the photo agencies Drik Photo and Majority World, was denied bail at a hearing on September 11, 36 days after plainclothes police dragged him from his home. Alam has been charged under
A group of plainclothes police forcibly removed photographer Shahidul Alam from his home in Dhaka on Sunday night. An official with the Dhaka Metropolitan Police detective branch later said that Alam, founder of the Pathshala Media Institute school and th
I regard My Journey as a Witness by Shahidul Alam as the most remarkable book by a single photographer since a messenger brought me a first copy of The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1952. It is not that the two books should be compared, although they are approximately the same weight.
Today the exhibit “Crossfire” opened at the Drik Agency in Dhaka, Bangladesh, despite police barricades at the gallery doors. The exhibition depicts sites where people have been killed by the anti-crime unit known as the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).