We take great pride in inviting you on this special day to join us as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary and to the final programme of Art-iculate with a keynote lecture by an inspirational and internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam, managing director of Drik Photo Agency, one of the most important photography organisations in the Asian Region. Mr Alam’s visit is all the more auspicious as it launches our 2010 focus on Photography with the ambitious and innovative fine art photography workshop under the title of On Independence and The Ambivalence of Promise.
A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry at London University before switching to photography. He returned to his hometown Dhaka in 1984, where he photographed the democratic struggle to remove General Ershad. A former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the award winning Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute and Pathshala, the South Asian Institute of Photography, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world.