Event Details

Tuesday, 23 August 2011
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
James Birrell Room
UQ Location:
University of Queensland Club (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Siena Perry
Org. Unit:
Journalism and Communication

Event Description

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Internationally renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam will lead a free public discussion, hosted by The University of Queensland’s Centre of Communication and Social Change, School of Journalism and Communication, and Griffith University's Queensland College of Art (QCA).

Dr Alam will discuss the role of ‘the visual’ in communication for social change at the James Birrell Room of the UQ Staff Club on Tuesday August 23 at 5.30pm.

For over thirty years, Dr Shahidul Alam has been using his extraordinary photography to advocate for social change. Profoundly influenced by inequality in his native Bangladesh and The Liberation War, Shahidul Alam pursued a life in photography to challenge oppression and imperialism in all its forms.

Attacked, arrested, and threatened with death, Alam built what many consider to be the finest photography school in the world, an award-winning agency, and the world’s most diverse photography festival. Widely celebrated, Alam claims as his achievements not the awards and exhibitions but the people he has trained and the lives he has transformed.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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