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Photographer Shahidul Alam. File photo.

Shahidul wins Lucie Humanitarian Award, 2018

WT24 Desk

Internationally renowned Bangladeshi photographer, academic and social activist Shahidul Alam has been awarded Lucie Humanitarian Award, 2018, Agencies report.

He was honoured with the award for his extraordinary contribution in photography, and society, said a press release.

Eminent professor and scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak received the award on behalf of Shahidul at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York .

In a press release issued by the Lucie Foundation, it stated, “On 28th October 2018 evening, New York hosted the 16th Annual Lucie Awards in a gala black-tie ceremony and awards program, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. The Lucies – the world’s most esteemed photography awards ceremony, honored the greatest achievements in the field – presented awards ranging from Achievement in Fine Art and Documentary, to Achievements in industry support categories, including Photojournalism and Advertising.”

Shahidul Alam, also Chairman of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, was arrested from his Dhanmondi residence on September 5 and then sent to jail allegedly for spreading propaganda through his Facebook account during the student movement demanding safe roads

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