Workshop Photography and Human Rights

By Invitation Only


Location New York

Human rights photography has pursued an ethics and a practice for photography that distinguishes it from much of social documentary photography and photojournalism. It has focused not only on wars, political upheavals and environmental catastrophes but also increasingly on issues of health, gender, work and education in their local dimensions. This colloquium explores the history, theory and practice of human rights photography by bringing together a distinguished group of international scholars and practicing photographers.

Image: Student in prison van, Jagannath Hall, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1996. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Convened by

Shahidul Alam Photographer

Shamoon Zamir Director of Akkasah and Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Studies, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

Akkasah: Center for Photography, NYUAD