The Tide Will Turn centers on the 100 days the esteemed photographer spent in prison for protesting Bangladesh’s religious, nationalist government, but also wisely focuses on the conditions that made his arrest inevitable.
At the Rubin Museum of Art, Truth to Power spotlights Alam’s tireless documentation of over 40 years of struggle and change in his native Bangladesh.
Alam will speak at the International Center of Photography as a part of ICP’s Infinity Awards programming.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police tried to cancel the talk between prominent figures Arundhati Roy and Shahidul Alam for unexplained “unavoidable circumstances.”
Alam’s lawyer told Al Jazeera she hopes the 63-year-old artist will be released by Sunday.
Bruguera, who has spent time detained in Cuba for her political outspokenness, organized the intervention at the Tate Modern as part of her 10,143,210 exhibition responding to the international refugee crisis.
Ongoing protests in Nepal, India, and beyond are demanding the release of photojournalist Shahidul Alam, who was arrested and jailed in August for critiquing the Bangladeshi government.
The gallery celebrated its 29th year on September 4 with an exhibition supporting Alam, who has been detained by police in Dhaka for over a month after voicing his opposition of the Bangladeshi government.
After speaking on AlJazeera, Shahidul Alam was arrested under section 57 of the International Communication and Technology Act for reputedly spreading anti-government propaganda.