Shahidul Alam: A Struggle For Democracy

New Art Exchange

Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August.

University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, and Autograph ABP began the campaign for mass exhibition of Shahidul's across the UK to support the campaign to free him, which we are proud to support.

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 28th October Shahidul is due to be awarded the Lucie Award at Carnegie Hall, New York.

As part of this mass exhibition, every participating venue will show a minimum of one image by Shahidul alongside an information panel urging viewers to add their voice to the online #FreeShahidualAlam campaign and Amnesty International's appeal for his release.

Our display of Shahidul's work can be seen on the ground floor next to the lift.


Image credit: Shahidul Alam


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