A seminar on the usage of visuals in citizen journalism was held at Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday. Internationally acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam conducted the session.
The programme was organised by the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism of RU in collaboration with DW Akademie, Germany’s leading media development organisation.
Shahidul delivered a visual presentation on the use of photos and visuals in citizen journalism.
“Photography is a powerful medium. It is also the most trusted medium of communication,” Shahidul Alam said in the session.
He also highlighted the problems and crises in the field of photography in Bangladesh. Even though people are influenced by the visual media from a very early age, there is no school or institution in the country that teaches photography from the base level, Shahidul added.
Chairperson of RU journalism department Abdullah Al Mamun presented Shahidul Alam with a ceremonial scarf. The programme was conducted by assistant professor Abdullah Baki.
A workshop on photography by Abir Abdullah was also held at the Media Research Laboratory of the department in the afternoon.