Shahidul Alam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1955 and earned a Ph.D. A London University. A well-known photographer, Shahidul has won a number of prizes for his work, including the London Arts Council’s Harvey Harris Trophy and his work has been displayed in leading galleries around the world. He founded the “Drik Picture Library” at the Bangladesh Photographic Institute “Pathshala” and the Southeast Asian Photographic Institute. As a founding member of the Bangladesh Human Rights Network, he is currently building a center for investigative journalism and has worked as a prominent activist in the creation of Bangladesh’s first Web portal. Shahidul holds presentations around the world on topic including photography, new media and education. Shahidul is a founding member and advisor in the LEARN Foundation, which is dedicated to ICT training in rural regions.
Site: www.shahidulalam.com. Twitter: @shahidul