Bangladesh the price of freedom by Raghu Rai

THE PRICE OF Freedom?Raghu Rai
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts and Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, High Commission of India, Dhaka, invite?you to the inauguration of a ten-day long photography exhibition by internationally renowned Indian?photographer Raghu Rai titled Bangladesh: The Price of Freedom on 7 December 2012, Friday, at?5:45pm. The exhibition contains photographs taken during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.?Md. Abdul Hamid Advocate. Honorable Speaker, Bangladesh Parliament, will grace the occasion as the?Chief Guest and inaugurate the exhibition HE Mr. Pankaj Saran, High Commissioner of India to?Bangladesh, and Mr. Mofidul Hoque, Trustee, Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, will be present?as Special Guests. Mr. Raghu Rai will speak on the occasion
-Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
-Indira Gandhi Cultural Center, High Commission of India, Dhaka
Inaugural ceremony: Friday, 5:45 pm, December 2012
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
Bengal Shilpalaya
House 42, Road 16 (new), 27 (old)
Sheikh Kamal Sarani, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
The exhibition can be viewed until 16 December 2012, daily from 12 pm to 8pm

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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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