14 November 2011

Shahidul Alam - My Journey as a Witness

"A lot of the work that I do makes me unpopular with my government."
~ Shahidul Alam

Today npr ran this interview with Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam. The interview is occasioned by the publication of a collection of Alam's work - My Journey as a Witness. The opening quote above gives an incisive counterpoint to much of what passes for journalism in the United States. And it sheds understated light on the risks - that I have noted here before - Alam and other photographers regularly take in their effort to depict for us the wide world.



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