The new book Conversations on Conflict Photography delves into the stories behind some of the most critical images photographers have had to take
In the newly published Conversations on Conflict Photography, Lauren Walsh, a professor at New York University and the New School, discusses the visual documentation of suffering with award-winning photographers, photo editors and representatives of major humanitarian organizations.
The excerpts below delve into the stories behind some of the most critical images these photographers have had to take during the course of their profession.
Shahidul Alam is a Bangladeshi photographer and the founder of Drik Picture Library, a Bangladesh-based photo agency. Alam has documented a wide range of events, including the movement for democracy in Bangladesh, natural disasters, human rights and social issues like class inequality and murders by the death squads in Bangladesh. As a result of his work, Alam has received death threats, and in 2018, he was arrested after publicly criticizing the governments violent response to student protests.