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Singed But Not Burnt: Shahidul Alam

June 18-July 20, 2022

Emami Art, Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 777, Anandapur EM Bypass, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Singed But Not Burnt is a retrospective exhibition that spans the four decade long career of the renowned photographer, Shahidul Alam, who is also a writer, an activist and an institution-builder.

The panorama of photographs exhibited will give the viewer an idea of 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.

The exhibition 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.

Find out more on the gallery’s website here.