Shahidul Alam

Shahidul Alam is a Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist, and member of the Imago Mundi community. His work shows his isolation during the 100 days he spent in jail in 2018 – he had been arrested after giving an interview to Al Jazeera and posting live videos on Facebook that criticized the government’s violent response to the 2018 Bangladesh road safety protests. In the picture, a 3D-model made by Alam’s niece shows a very touching moment: Alam talks to the sparrows he regularly fed. He removed the mosquito net on his window, putting up with being bitten, to allow his sparrow friends to come inside his cell.