Photo © Farida Alam
Unclear childhood; uncertain future
Bede people specially Bede children are deprived of basic needs. The children does not go to school as they can’t live in a place for more than 3 to 4 months; as a result more than 95% of Bede people are illiterate.
Farida Alam BANGLADESH
Farida Alam's inspiration for photography comes from people and her surroundings. She loves to experience other cultures, meet different people from diverse communities.
She believes in immersion photography and spends months listening, observing and talking with her subjects over the course of a project. Photography has become part of her identity - a force that makes her think, feel and understand human beings and the human condition. Her work on third gender people, “Reflection of dispersed soul”, hidden for years has brought her various international award and recognitions.
Apart from that her other individual works has got her recognitions of various national and international arenas. Recently, Social Documentary Network (SDN) has featured her work Survived Against all the Odds.
Currently, she is working with different social groups that are deprived of basic human needs. However, at the same time she is exploring their traditional lifestyle and learning from it.
Farida has completed basic and foundation courses from “Pathshala South Asian Media Institute “. Later on, she also participated in a documentary photography course of Counter Photo, another renowned photography institute of Bangladesh.
Currently, she is pursuing Diploma in photography from Alliance Francaise de Dhaka. Also, she is a lifetime member of “Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS)”.
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