Samsul Alam Helal is a freelance visual Artist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his graduation in photography from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Helal love to make fiction to question the reality. His aim is to go beyond the socio-cultural and political issues which are primary interests. He explores identity, dreams, longings and play with the psychological realm of these issues to understand the deeper marks it creates. In his recent practice he does photography, video and installation. Helal’s work represents a reality in an alternate space.
Helal was one of the winner of The World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2016 and participated in various group shows Kunsthalle Zurich, Speak Local, 2017, Colombo Art Biennale 2016, Dhaka Art Summit 2016, Chobi Mela Photo festival 2012, Bronx Museum, New York 2015 etc. Helal was one of the visiting artist in the Fellowship Program in Harvard University 2018.