Singed but not Burnt

Shahidul Alam

Opening on the 18th of June, the retrospective exhibition spanning the four decade long career of the renowned photographer who is also a writer, an activist and an institution-builder will be on view for a month before travelling to other Indian cities. The panorama of photographs exhibited will give the viewer an idea of Shahidul Alam’s engagement with issues relating to equality for all as well as his lifelong mission to make visual literacy accessible to everyone through images he has shot during his brilliant career as a photo-journalist and documentarian. ‘Singed but not Burnt’ will have over 80 significant photographs right back from his early archives to his most recent work, sometimes shot urgently with his mobile phone, on the streets while covering a raging riot. Apart from Alam’s own photographs, the exhibition will present vignettes from his life and show among other rare visuals, models created by his neice Sofia Karim of the layout of Keraniganj Jail where he spent 101 days a while ago for engaging in the student’s protest movement.

Virtual Tour of the Exhibition

This Exhibition is running on Emami Art Center, Kolkata, But still anyone can visit the exhibition virtually, this will allow you to experience the whole exhibition as if you are actually visiting the exhibition.

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