‘Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August. Shahidul is an internationally respected photographer, journalist and activist and a good friend and colleague to many of us working in the photography and the academic worlds here in the UK.
University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, Autograph and Drik have proposed a mass exhibition of Shahidul’s work in support of the campaign to free him (#FreeShahidulAlam).
Shahidul has been a significant force both in photography and in photographic education and we feel it is essential that we raise our voice in support of him. On 28 October Shahidul is due to be awarded the Lucie Award at Carnegie Hall, New York.'
We invite as many organisations as possible to participate in an exhibition (8 – 28 October 2018) across the UK, in solidarity with the works recently shown at Drik Gallery Bangladesh, under the exhibition title ‘A Struggle for Democracy’. ‘ NEPN
UCW will be exhibiting Dr Shahidul Alam’s work in our Gallery space at University Centre Weston, Loxton Campus, Loxton Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4QU - Monday 15th October - 28th October 2018. Tel: 01934 411 600