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Shahidul Alam wins photography award in Nepal

  • Published at 10:52 pm October 26th, 2018
Shahidul Alam
File photo of Shahidul Alam Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The acclaimed photographer was given the award in recognition of his contribution towards the development of Nepali photography and journalism

Shahidul Alam, renowned photographer who is currently in jail on charges of instigating disorder during the road safety movement by students, has been awarded with the prestigious “Photo Kathmandu 2018 Award of Excellence.”

The acclaimed photographer was given the award in recognition of his contribution towards the development of Nepali photography and journalism, according to a press release issued by Drik Picture Library on Friday.  

In a separate press statement, Photo Kathmandu 2018 said Shahidul had been instrumental in the development of photography in Nepal. 

“Dr Alam represents the highest values of truth, justice and social equality,” the statement said. “For over two decades, individuals and institutions in the Nepali photography and journalism fraternity have had the privilege of working with him and learning from him. He has been a close colleague, mentor and friend to many in Nepal, enabling access to professional development opportunities, initiating international exchanges, and always speaking up for free speech. His visionary leadership has helped to shape the development of photography, media and cultural practices in Nepal, across South Asia and the rest of the world.”

The statement further mentioned that Shahidul was detained from his Dhanmondi residence in Dhaka by the Detective Branch (DB) of police on August 5 and was accused, under Section 57 of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Act, of disseminating false, confusing and provocative statements that caused a deterioration in the law and order situation of the state, hurt the image of the state and hurt the sentiment of young students that instigated them to create social instability and engage in destructive activities.

Photo Kathmandu is an international photography festival organized by photo.circle. The festival presents exhibitions, workshops, an artist residency and a diverse range of public programming to Kathmandu audiences and international visitors every two years.

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