WITNESS MY TIME . . .

Photojournalist Rashid Talukder on duty during an Hartal hour at Russel Square in Dhaka, BANGLADESH on June, 2005. © Monirul Alam

As my early photojournalism carrier in daily newspaper several time I meet him during my photographic assignment. Since that time ( 2005-2016 ) I works with Prothom Alo is that, our editor Matiur Rahman invited him to the Prothom Alo newspaper office to discuss about his photojournalism experience sharing with us such time our photojournalist to learn and listen more about in early Bangladesh photojournalism chapter, he share his experience as a newspaper photojournalist. As my study about in photojournalism that time Rashid bhai as a brilliant and dedicated photojournalist in his professional life, his photography archives as well as good although through his images we know about our importance historical visual.

Rashid Talukder was a Bangladeshi photojournalist for The Daily Ittefaq, most known for capturing some of the defining images of the atrocities during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Talukder was a founder of the Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association.

He stepped into mainstream photography towards the end of the 1950s, and by 1959 he joined the Press Information Department. After two years of service he began to work as a photojournalist in Daily Sangbad. It was in 1961, that he was given his first assignment. Talukdar worked uninterruptedly for a period of 13 years in The Daily Sangbad. For the next 32 years of his life he was engaged as a photojournalist in Daily Ittefaq. As a photographer with a knack for turning up at the right time in the right places, Talukder was a witness to the history of three successive epochs. [ Source SHAKHAWAT TIPU  / departmag ]

He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award the Chobi Mela, an International Photography Festival in Dhaka, in 2006, and the 2010 the ‘Pioneer Photographer Award’ given by National Geographic Society. Talukder born in October 24, 1939 and Died October 25, 2011 in Dhaka. He work with The Daily Ittefaq.

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