Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

This exhibition presents the first comprehensive US museum survey of the renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist and institution builder. More than 40 images and ephemera, including portraits, landscapes and scenes of daily life and strife in the "majority world"—a term Alam has deployed for decades to reframe notions of global relations—show the breadth of his practice and the impacts of his four-decade career. The exhibition provides a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia, exploring systems of personal and collective agency that underscore the importance of self-representation, empowerment and the quest for truth in both art and life.

Photo Courtesy of DRIK
"Smitri Azad, Dhaka," 1994, by Shahidul Alam, photograph

Event Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 11:00am to Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
Sponsored By: 
The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Target Audience: 
General Public