The Bangladesh-based agency DRIK is the initiative of a
number of South-Asian photographers who are using the Internet
for distributing photographs independent from the major
photo agencies. The photographers belonging to DRIK very
consciously seek to create a visual discourse about the
"Third World" that offers an alternative view to that frequently
portrayed in the international media.
DRIK is becoming
a centre for alternative media practice that combines the
photographic work with, amongst others, education initIatives
and the Meghbarta online journal.