? Picture Today Inspire Tomorrow

On May 15 2012, asked people around the world to pick up their cameras to photograph daily life.

Bringing together thousands of both amateur and professional photographers, the project mirrors how we lead our everyday lives in 2012. The resulting collection of images is a unique document of what really lies close to us and how photography connects us.
Editor in Chief AYPERI KARABUDA ECER was responsible for the concept and photographic content of Bringing in a unique global experience of working with editorial production and markets, including as Vice President of Pictures at Reuters, Editor in Chief at Magnum Photos Paris and bureau Chief for Sipa Press in New York. Ayperi described Bangladesh and Portugal as ‘the most inspiring contributing countries’

Home - Room 20:58, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Photo: TAPASH

Daily life of local fisherman, Countryside in Bangladesh. 15th May 2012  20:51, Sylhet, Moglabazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Md. Akhlas Uddin, Sylhet Photographic Society

Rezia Begum?s husband was a freedom fighter. He was assaulted by some terrorist in 1972 and died. At that time she was only 26 but didn?t marry again. This is a very special day for Rezia. It?s a day of get-together with her two daughters, grand-daughter, grand-son, grand-daughter-in-law and grand-son-in-law. Really it?s a happy day. 17:45, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisul Hoque

When there is nothing to do, it is the place where I find peace..though it happens only once in a day! 13:13 photo: Asheque

Smoking break after a hard day transporting vegetables. 03:45, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Photo: Ferdous

Here is a selection made by Ayperi of Bangladeshi photographs

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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