The best years of my life

Bangladeshi Migrants in Malaysia

Photographs and text by Dr. Shahidul Alam (Drik, Bangladesh).
Funded by Auswärtiges Amt (Ministry of Foreign Affair), Berlin
In Cooperation with Neue Galerie Berlin, June 2017
Shown at Global Media Forum (Deutschen Welle Bonn) and Auswärtiges Amt (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Berlin.

Role (Miriam Zlobinski) :
Work in close cooperation with Shahidul Alam 

Lichthof, Auswärtiges Amt Berlin

Global Forum on Migration and Development, Auswärtiges Amt Berlin, Dr. Shahidul Alam in conversation with a visitor. Photo: Inga Kjer

Shahidul Alam is activist, photographer, writer and curator, recipient of the Shilpakala Award, the highest national award given to Bangladeshi artists. He set up the Drik and Majority World agencies, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and the Chobi Mela festival. Through in-depth interviews and meetings with a full range of players along the value chain, I tried to understand what created the pull and the thrust that made their migration, their exploitation, and their occasional prosperity, a possibilit.
Miriam Zlobinski worked with Shahidul Alam on his projekt realisation between Bangladesh and Germany and curated the exhibition, organized the texttranslations and worked together with the grafic designer.