Archive for August 2018

The #freeshahidulalam Campaign: How You Can Help

Posted by on Wednesday August 15, 2018 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

Shahidul Alam, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh
© Christopher Michel. Shahidul Alam at the CatchLight Summit in San Francisco, November 2017.

More than a week after police jailed Bangladeshi photographer, educator and activist Shahidul in order to silence him, his supporters continue to call on others in the photo community to join the #freeshahidulalam campaign. Alam was dragged from his house on August 5 by plainclothes police, and remains in jail pending a bail hearing scheduled... More

PDN’s 30 Exhibit Returns to Photoville in September

Posted by on Friday August 10, 2018 | Events

Photo courtesy of Photoville

Get ready: Photoville is returning to DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Plaza September 13 to 16 and 20 to 23. Now in its seventh year, the outdoor photography festival will be exhibiting over 50 curated selections of work in shipping containers (yes, you read that right). Among the containers will be an exhibit of the work from... More

Photographer Shahidul Alam, Drik Founder, Seized by Police over his Reporting in Dhaka (Update)

Posted by on Monday August 6, 2018 | Photojournalism, Photos In The News

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 the photo agencies Drik and Majority World, was detained for interrogation over his social media posts... More