Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year 2018” photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam set up Drik and Majority World agencies, Pathshala school and Chobi Mela Festival. Alam’s numerous awards include Shilpakala Award, the highest state honour given to Bangladeshi artists. He was the 2018 recipient of Lucie Foundation Humanitarian Award and the ICP Special Presentation Award in 2019. His retrospective “Truth to Power” at Rubin Museum and his new book by Steidl “The Tide Will Turn” have received critical acclaim. In August 2018, Alam was arrested for criticising his government and imprisoned for over 100 days.