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Another view: photography from the Global South

South - from Africa, Asia or Latin America. Often they accompany news stories from these regions or calls for donations from aid agencies and charities. But how often are those pictures actually taken by people from the South? With the advent of the internet and digital photography it should be easier than ever for Southern photographers to represent their own reality. It isn't happening; the information flow is still - and probably increasingly - dominated by Western media and media-makers. In this month's issue of the New Internationalist photographer Shahidul Alam, founder of the award-winning Bangladeshi photo­agency Drik, explains why this is so.

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