Legend of the Loom is an insightful and educational documentary film about the cotton fabric muslin and its 2000 year history. In a complex and wide ranging study the film recounts the production of the transparent and light cotton fabric which was woven from a unique plant, the Gossypium Arboreum Var.Neglecta, which grew only along the rivers of Bengal. The film goes on to discuss its wide ranging history with different experts and educates on how colonialism impacted the craft and had a part in its demise. Read the Documentary film review on www.ukfilmreview.co.uk.
It was a grand opening. The ‘Who’s Who’ of development in Britain was there, championing the noble cause – the Millennium Development Goals, making poverty history. The Bob Geldof circus could perhaps be pardoned. Geldof is neither a development worker nor someone particularly knowledgeable about the subject. But for the organizers of the ‘bash’ at the OXO Tower on London’s South Bank to produce such a culturally insensitive event was revealing. Read the full story Here.
This issue of Policy and Practice is dedicated to the memory of our sorely missed colleague and friend, Barbara Gill, who died tragically in April 2007. Barbara brought boundless energy, passion, immense skill and enthusiasm to all aspects of her work in education. We fondly remember her ardent support for Policy and Practice to which she was one of the first to subscribe and endorse through her work. Barbara is a great loss to the development education sector and will be remembered by colleagues for her ever-willing support, friendship and collaboration. Read the full story Here.
Shahidul Alam (2008) Majority World: Challenging the West's Rhetoric of Democracy. Amerasia Journal: 2008, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 87-98. For more information visit Amerasia Journal.
Calling for entries of the PHM 2018 Grant, with an international jury comprised of Roger Ballen, Emilia Van Lynden, Genevieve Fussell, and Monica Allende and £15,000 in cash prizes + a solo show at Cortona OTM. For more information visit PHmuseum.
The Rohingya people are poor and persecuted, though they have lived in Myanmar for hundreds of years, most have been deprived of citizenship rights or even a legitimate identity. Read the full story at Shahidul News.
A new collective formed, promoting "indigenous" photographers and other under-represented groups, to address diversity issues head-on, to "decolonise" the photojournalism industry. "Reclaim is an alliance of The Everyday Projects, Native, Majority World, Women Photograph, and Minority Report: five organizations committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented photographers and decolonizing the photojournalism industry.
Proud to announce the launch of Reclaim Photo — an alliance of Women Photograph, Native Agency, The Everyday Projects, Majority World Photo Agency, and Minority Report, and a group of organizations committed to diversifying and decolonizing the photojournalism industry.
Amazing Opportunity! Pathshala is offering a remarkable opportunity for the students to enroll in One Year Photography Program [2 Semesters] where the classes will be held during the Evening & Weekend session. We welcome everyone to submit your portfolios’ for the upcoming session [July to December 2017]. For more information visit Pathshala Institute.
For celebrated Bangladeshi photographer, writer and curator Shahidul Alam, a just world is a plural space where many thoughts can coexist. "If you’re not making certain people uncomfortable by your presence, you are probably doing something wrong.” Bangladesh’s best-known photographer, writer and curator Shahidul Alam, 61, has lived by that adage, which, by and large, sums up why he does what he does. Read more of the interview with Shahidul Alam on thepunchmagazine.com.
The International Center of Photography announced the launch of the application process for The Malú Alvarez International Scholarship and the Mary Ellen Mark Memorial Scholarship—two newly established scholarships that will be available in 2017 for students applying to One-Year Certificate programs at the ICP School. Those interested may now apply through ICP’s online application platform, www.icp.slideroom.com
Majority World is delighted to announce the partnership with Autograph Media who will have Majority World Images for sale on www.autograph.media .
Multimedia story teller, activist, teacher Shahidul Alam the chairman of Majority World talks to D. J. Clark about the challenges facing multimedia development in the Majority World.
The world has watched the Arab Spring unfold, watched social networks and the ways in which they are censored in China and Iran. But what about regions that fall under the international media's gaze less often, where the Internet is still in its infancy? What role do technological development, a society's self-image and its level of education play in the spread of the Internet?
On the occasion of the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, IDLO and Majority World have partnered on a photo exhibition that explores crucial issues linked to the rule of law, human rights and development. From gender equality and indigenous rights, to energy poverty and land tenure, the images reveal the human side of justice and the importance of the rule of law in everyday life.
Majority World Photographer ‘Munem Wasif’, an eminent documentary photographer will be at ‘Breaking Barriers’ an event organised by TEDxDhaka. He has been represented by Agence Vu in Paris since 2008. Wasif has won several awards, including the City of Perpignan Young Reporter's Award at Visa pour l’image, Prixpictet commission and the F25 Award for Concerned Photography from Fabrica.
Majority World will present a group exhibition of photographs by six immensely talented individuals. The event is in collaboration with Gulf Photo Plus.
The 80th National Headliner Award winners were announced this week honoring the best journalism in newspapers, photography, radio, television and online. The awards were founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City. The annual contest is one of the oldest and largest in the country that recognizes Journalistic merit in the communications industry.
The second Syngenta Photography Award is now open for entries and explores the theme of scarcity and waste. The Syngenta Photography Award is a celebration of artistic skill and brilliant photography. The Award invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to submit applications in two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition.
Hassan Ghaedi is a documentary, social and freelance photographer from Ahwaz, Iran. He has covered major Assignments such as the Iraq war, Syrian war, and Pakistan and Turkish earthquakes.
Yousuf Tushar received the Silver Medal, 2nd Prize in the Travel category for his image 'Praying on the Road'. Majority World congratulates Tushar on this proud achievement.
Majority World global photo agency together with Pathshala South Asian Media Academy and Drik Bangladesh has undertaken to document the “777 Marathon Challenge” which began in King George Island on 26th January 2014.
Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed many parts of Philippines. Among the worst hit areas are Leyte, Tacloban, Ormoc and Cebu. Over 3000 people are feared dead and many more missing. In some areas, the dead are still on the streets. People are also begging for food and water as they have not taken anything for days.
Shahidul Alam, one of the world's leading photographers and Founder and Chairperson of Majority World, was a special guest this week at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. Shahidul has worked with UNHCR on a number of occasions including the Bangladesh publication, Birthpangs of a Nation, which was awarded the Book of the Year 2012 at the Asian Publishing Convention in Malaysia.
Majority World photographer ‘Neo Ntsoma’ featured in Private Life magazine – a quarterly digital lifestyle and financial magazine independently written for the wealthy clients of First National Bank’s wealth management and private banking business and its Private Clients.
Majority World photographers recently completed a successful photography assignment campaign for Intel Corporation USA. The assignment was carried out to document Intel's CSR projects in 8 countries around the world. Honduras, Guatemala, Haiti, Poland, Kenya, Hong Kong, India & UK were the countries visited.
Majority World is thrilled to announce its online payment facility effective on its website now. The gateway accepts all VISA, Master, JCB and Maestro Credit Cards worldwide.
Photographic images changing society. A one-day programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and multimedia screenings on the theme of photography for social change..
Fotofringe is a single-day, annual networking event for professional image users & image suppliers. Majority World will be there all day showing off of our image collections.
The EWS Quarters in Ejipura, central Bangalore, provides subsidized housing for poor families which would be rightfully owned by residents through a lease-cum-sale agreement.
Nurun Nahar Nargish, Graduate of Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, Library Assistant at the Drik Picture Agency and contributing photographer to DPA and Majority World, produced the Winning Entry for the Bread of the World’s Christmas card.
Dhaka photography lovers got the opportunity to see Majority World’s exhibition Insider, Outsider?, a photography exhibition that challenges perceptions of the developing world.
In partnership with The Guardian, Majority World is showcasing a selection of intimate images captured by talented local photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Recent months have seen a period of rapid change at Majority World. Our mission to create an innovative social enterprise aimed at finding and supporting talented photographers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East remains at the heart of what we do
Majority World has joined forces with Skira International Publishing -the highly respected Italian publishing house in Milan-to publish and distribute internationally our first MAJORITY WORLD ALMANAC 2012 celebrating stunning images by photographers from the developing world.
Majority World was recently reviewed on La Lettre de la Photographie in its new column "7 days of agencies" featuring some of the most compelling work by photo agencies worldwide.
Shahidul Alam, Chairman and International Ambassador, and Marcia Chandra, Photography and Programme Manager, will be attending this year’s Bamako Encounters - African Photography Biennial in Mali. The event features an exciting selection of African photographers and invited industry professionals. For information or to arrange a meeting please contact [email protected]