Doctoral Students

Shadman Shahid
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Shadman was born in 1987 and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained an MA in Fine Arts and Design from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague (NL).

Shadman is a photographer. Through his work, he aims to make our precarious relationship with reality visible. He walks the line between documentary and fictional modes of making in the hopes of creating a more complete understanding of the real.

Shadman’s photographic works have brought him a few accolades including but not limited to the BJP Ones to Watch in 2016, Burn Emerging Photographer of the Year in 2018, and Winner of Bird in Flight Prize in 2019.

Shadman has lectured at numerous institutions such as Pathshala (BD), Willem De Kooning Academie (NL), MA Visual Culture at AKV St. Joost (NL), and the KABK.

He is currently based in the Netherlands, working on his personal projects while heading the MA Photography & Society at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.


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