FaceBook Ban Temporary

Dhaka May 2010. A group of Dhaka University students form a human chain on the campus to protest to block by the government the social networking site of Facebook. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka May 2010. A Dhaka University students sit on the TSC corridor and work with laptop recently the social networking site of Facebook temporary blocked by the government. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

JMB Chief Arrested

Police arrested JMB (Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh) chief Maulana Saidur Rahman, his wife and three other top leaders of the banned Islamist outfit. They made the arrests in the capital and Narayanganj this week.

Inspector General of Police Nur Mohammad said to media several militant organizations are still operative in the country and they might have an alliance. He also said that since militancy is now a global phenomenon, Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh might have connections with militant groups in neighboring countries.

May 25 Dhaka.A Militant Maulana Saidur Rahman pose for media at police headquarters.Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Since the serial blasts across the country in 2005, the law enforcers arrested over 600 JMB leaders and activists. Of them, Shaekh Abdur Rahman, his deputy Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, Rahman’s brother Ataur Rahman Sunny, brother-in-law Abdul Awal, suicide bomber Iftekhar Hasan Mamun and Majlis-e-Shura member Khaled Saifullah were executed on March 29, 2008 for killing two Jhalakathi judges on November 14, 2005.

May 25 Dhaka. JMB weapons and bomb-making materials, put on display at police headquarters in the capital for media.Copy Right-Monirul Alam

First anniversary of the cyclone Aila

Salty Tears
Dhaka May 2010.Aviron, a survivor of Cyclone Aila, takes part in a demonstration on the first anniversary of the cyclone in Dhaka at central Shaheed Miner. Hundreds of survivors demanding that the government give their rehabilitation a top priority. The demonstration was organized by the Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB), an alliance of international non-governmental organizations Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka May 2010. Performers take part in a mime to demonstrate a mock natural disaster on the first anniversary of Cyclone Aila in Dhaka at central Shaheed Miner and Aviron one of survivor of Cyclone Aila takes part in the demonstration. Hundreds of survivors demanding that the government give their rehabilitation a top priority. The demonstration was organized by the Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB), an alliance of international non-governmental organizations Copy Right-Monirul Alam


27 June 2010 down to dusk countrywide strike ( Hartal) declared from the massive rally of BNP at Palton Maidan yesterday 19 May. BNP chairperson Kaleda Zia said protesting tender-grabbing and extortions by government cronies; and demanding resolution of the ongoing water, gas, and electricity crises; resignation of the Election Commission; and cancellation of the recently signed treaties with India.

May 2010 Dhaka- BNP called Sheikh Hasina not to following up on her election promise on Paltan Maidan they replayed on a big screen her ninth parliamentary election rally speeches. Copy Right-Monirul Alam
Dhaka May. May 2010 Dhaka- On the same screen BNP chairperson Kaleda Zia deliver her spices at the grand rally on Paltan Maida. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Walk on the Red Curpet

The theme of the Fashion Show was Projapoti (Bengali for Butterfly) facing the courage from within. The Fashion Show was presented by acid survivors together with the Australian Youth Ambassadors and students from the NSU Earth Club. Together they walked on the red carpet to show that “We can equal to each other” and “together we can make difference”

Dhaka December 2009. The Ramp model walks on the red carpet show. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Acid violence not only affects people physically and emotionally, it also has a devastating long-term effect on their economic and social life. Survivors face discrimination social inequality and a lack of opportunity. Bangladesh is the witness off the highest number of acid attack related incident.

Dhaka December 2009. A portrait of acid survivors at red carpet show. Copy Right-Monirul Alam


My photography set up an agenda, which is unfolded for our wider world people. To me camera is as like a weapon, which I use to make a truth. I recorded many times as an eyewitness. Witness our time for future for past and for the present world. My main interest lies in documentary photography, concerning environmental, social and political issues.

                                                                                            –         Monirul Alam, Bangladesh 


A few of my news which I covered regular basics. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

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Jhenaidah,Khulna Division. 2008. Meet the deadline and upload than transmited picture from the spot. Photo- Anisur Rahman/Daily Star

Water Transport Strike

Dhaka May 2010-Launch staff ideally seats on the launch deck during the three days launch strike.Copy Right-Monirul Alam

The nationwide indefinite water transport strike enforced by Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation entered its third day on Monday disrupting river vessel movement partially. As per the new structure, wages of the workers have been raised by 50 to 100 percent, which makes the minimum salary of a worker Tk 2,850.

Dhaka May 2010.A few of launch left from the Sadarghat launch terminal for different destination during the three days launch workers strike. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Mother’s Day

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” This quote rings true for most people, who will love their mothers no matter what age.”

Mothers Day is a special day for honoring Mothers through out the world. The Mother’s Day holds great significance for all of us. Mother’s day is right around the corner and this is the time of year where people all over the country are trying to describe the importance of a mother.  The concept of Mother’s Day is in its new stage in Bangladesh, but is catching up with the other major festivities celebrated in the culturally diversified in the country. As a globalization, this western festival of Mother’s Day has found its place in Bangladesh as well. Commercialization has given its celebration the much needed awareness. The concept has found a respectable position in the metropolitan cities.

Dhaka. July 2010. A young Mother love her new born babies at midnight. Copy Right-Monirul Alam

Labour Day

Dhaka-April 2008- Bangladeshi laborer works at molding factory near old Dhaka.The historic May Day observed in the country as elsewhere in the world with a renewed pledge to protect the rights of workers and create a labour-friendly working atmosphere. The world every year since 1986 commemorating the supreme sacrifices of workers at the Hey Market in the United States to establish the rights of eight-hour working day and with a renewed pledge to uphold the rights of working class. Copy Rights-Monirul Alam