Shahidul Alam was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1955 and earned a Ph.D. at London University. A well-known photographer, Shahidul has won a number of prizes for his work, including the London Arts Council’s Harvey Harris Trophy. His work has been displayed in leading galleries around the world. As a founding member of the Bangladesh Human Rights Network, he is currently building a center for investigative journalism. Shahidul Alam has also worked as a prominent activist in the creation of Bangladesh’s first Web portal. Giving presentations around the world on topics including photography, new media and education. he is a founding member of and advisor to the LEARN Foundation, dedicated to ICT training in rural regions.