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2019 New York Festivals Advertising Awards Announces Winners; Marcel’s “Black Supermarket” Earns Best of Show and Grand Award
New York Festivals® Advertising Awards announced the 2019 Award Winners. The 2019 Executive Jury of Chief Creative Officers and other top agency creatives, in addition to NYF’s Film Craft Executive Jury, selected the World’s Best Advertising award winners from the Finalists chosen by New York Festivals 400+ Grand Jury members. The combined 2019 Executive Juries deliberated and awarded: Best of Show, 7 Grand Prize Awards, 71 First Prize Awards, 209 Second Prize Awards, and 205 Third Prize Awards. For a complete list of the 2019 of award-winning entries, please visit: Winners. Or browse here to search winners by country, category, award or group: © // 1 file // show complete blog
Noorderlicht | House of Photography : Shahidul Alam A Struggle for Democracy
Noorderlicht | House of Photography exhibits work of Shahidul Alam (1955), an internationally recognized and award-winning photographer, human rights activist and digital pioneer from Bangladesh. He has previously exhibited at Noorderlicht, as have many of his students of the influential Pathshala School. 

On August 6th, Shahidul was charged and imprisoned in his country under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, after giving an interview to Al Jazeera on the current wave of student protests in Bangladesh. Section 57 carries a minimum sentence of 7 years and a maximum of 14 years in jail. Noorderlicht | House of Photography shows Shahiduls work in the gallery as part of the international campaign #FreeShahidulAlam for his immediate and unconditional release.

Shahidul founded some of the most influential photography organisations in Asia including Drik Multimedia Agency, Pathshala School of Photography and Chobi Mela International Photography Festival. Among many accolades, Shahidul is Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and visiting professor at the University of Sunderland. He has chaired the World Press Photo jury and his work has been exhibited and published across the world. This month he is due to receive a Lucie Award, honouring his international achievements in humanitarian photography. 
Add your voice: #FreeShahidulAlam
Amnesty International considers Shahidul a prisoner of conscience, detained for nothing but the legitimate use of his freedom of expression, and therefore calls for his immediate and unconditional release. Add your voice to the campaign. Email your support for Shahidul to Bangladesh authorities via Amnesty International. 

Click here to sign the petition.
More info can be found on the NEPN-website.
And check this article for extra background.
This project is initiated by Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, Autograph London and Drik Picture Agency, Bangladesh. © // 1 file // show complete blog
IMAGE // GOSEE EVENT : Free Shahidul Alam (image courtesy Drik)
Rainbow Riots and All Out are launching a crowdfunder to create the first LGBT+ community and arts centre in Uganda
Last year, after Pride Uganda was banned by a Government Minister, Rainbow Riots pulled off a secret pride celebration anyway. It was such a rare moment of music, freedom, and joy. Music changes hearts and minds and we want to continue this powerful protest. But right now, we don't have anywhere safe to go. That's where you come in! Rainbow Riots and All Out are launching a crowdfunder to create the first LGBT+ community and arts centre in Uganda and we need your help. Can you donate today? 

My name is Alicia Houston and I'm a 22-year-old transgender woman from Uganda. I'm a proud member of Rainbow Riots – a group of queer people in Uganda using music to protest transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia. Growing up transgender in Uganda wasn't easy. I was constantly bullied and had to leave school. When I came out to my family, my father kicked me out and said that I deserved to be in hell. My only option for survival was to leave home and become a sex worker. Quite often, I have to dress like a man in public, even though I'm a woman. If I didn't, I could be harassed, beaten, or arrested. 

But whenever I get together with my Rainbow Riots family to sing, dance, and perform, I am free to express my true identity. It feels so amazing to finally be myself. I'm so proud of who I am. This community centre will offer a safe space for us to practice and perform music, hold events and workshops, screen films, create art, and mobilise against discrimination. But we need your help! Please donate today to fund Uganda's first LGBT+ community centre ! © // 6 files // show complete blog