He is one of the 12 photographers shortlisted for the global award
Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned Bangladeshi photographer, activist, and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, has been selected for the eighth cycle of the Prix Pictet Award.
He is one of the 12 photographers shortlisted for the global award. Handed out on an 18-month cycle, the award focuses on theme of hope and the winner will receive 100,000 Swiss francs (£80,700).
Shahidul has been shortlisted for his series Still She Smiles, 2014. The other shortlisted photographers are Joana Choumali (Côte d’Ivoire), Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Namibia), Rena Effendi (Azerbaijan), Lucas Foglia (United States), Janelle Lynch (United States), Ross McDonnell (Ireland), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Ivor Prickett (Ireland), Robin Rhode (South Africa), Awoiska van der Molen (Netherlands) and Alexia Webster (South Africa).
Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability.
The award will be presented to the winner on November 13. An exhibition featuring the works the participating photographers will also be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK.