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Truth to Power

Exhibition Tour with Jafreen Uddin

Saturday, January 18, 2020
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

The Rubin Museum and PEN America present the Truth to Power exhibition tour series, led by Bangladeshi activists and members of the PEN America team. Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power presents the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of Shahidul Alam, the renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, and institution-builder and a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2018. Over 40 images and ephemera will show the breadth of his practice and impact throughout his four-decade career.

This pioneering exhibition aims to provide visitors with a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia, to explore systems of personal and collective agency, and to underscore the importance of self-representation, empowerment, and truth as embodied in Alam’s life and work.

This program is presented in partnership with PEN America and ARC

About Jafreen Uddin

Beginning in January 2020, Jafreen will begin serving as Executive Director of the Asian American Writers Workshop. She most recently served as Deputy Director of Development for Special Events with PEN America, overseeing the organization’s fundraising events and cultivation activities. She has a background in communications, education, and strategic event management. She received her B.A. in political economics from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her M.A. in global history from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Image Credits:
Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Sailboat Fishing for Ilish; Daulatdia, Bangladesh; 2001; photograph; courtesy of Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World