Shahidul Alam

United States
One year

Shahidul Alam is partnering with Drik Picture Library and the Queens Museum of Art to use the “Crossfire” exhibit and an accompanying interactive Google map to mobilize communities and gather international support to end state sponsored extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh. Project activities include: touring the exhibit to 64 districts in Bangladesh and the Queens Museum of Art in New York; organizing public forums; compiling data and case studies for a database to be housed on; and collecting petitions. Alam's goal is to inform vulnerable communities in Bangladesh of their rights, and to create a collaborative network of victim’s families, activists, lawyers, academics, students, media and human rights organizations, and the Bangladeshi diaspora community. The project is co-funded by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Open Society Justice Initiative’s National Criminal Justice Reform program.