when the dust clears

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Shahidul @ Rizzoli Books

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Photographer/journalist/activist/educator (and friend) Shahidul Alam was in NYC last night—from Dhaka by way of Bamako, Addis Ababa, and Dubai—to launch the US publication of “My Journey as A Witness,” a collection of his photos and writing. Essays by Sebastião Salgado, Raghu Rai, and Rosa Maria Falvo, who is also the editor.

Shahidul writes: “I don’t want to be your icon of poverty or a sponge for your guilt. My identity is for me to build, in my own image. You’re welcome to walk beside me, but don’t stand in front to give me a helping hand. You’re blocking the sun.”

Pix from the event:

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Written by bxpnyc

2011/11/11 at 17:12

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