Monday, 5 November 2018

A Struggle for Democracy - Shahidul Alam - New exhibition in Basement Project Space

A Struggle for Democracy - Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam is an internationally recognised and award winning photographer, human rights activist and digital pioneer. Shahidul some of the most influential photography organisations in Asia, including Drik Multimedia Agency and Chobi Mela International Photography Festival.

In August 2018 Shahidul Alam was charged and imprisoned under Section 57 of Bangladesh’s ICT Act, for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

If found guilty Shahidul could serve up to 14 years in jail.

Amnesty International considers Shahidul Alam a prisoner of conscience and calls for his immediate and unconditional release.

Add your voice to the campaign demanding Shahidul’s immediate release:
Scan the QR code to email your support for Shahidul to Bangladeshi authorities via Amnesty International, or visit

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29th October - 9th November 2018
Basement Project Space
Ruskin Building Cambridge School of Art Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge 

A selection of images from the exhibition:

Part of a UK wide project initiated by Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, Autograph London, and Drik Picture Agency, Bangladesh.

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