Chobi Mela VII first week round-up

Photo by Drik
Photo by Drik
The first week of Chobi Mela is coming to an end. Here are some snaps from the events of the past couple of days.

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Jody Haines during the slide-show on Australian photography
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Jodi Bieber during her artist?s talk
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Opening of Samsul Alam Helal?s exhibition
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Opening of Saiful Huq Omi?s exhibition
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Mahdieh Mirhabibi during her presentation at EMK Center
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Hossein Fatemi during his presentation at EMK Center
Richard Billingham during his artist?s talk
Opening of Eugene Richards? ?War is Personal?
Patrick Witty during his lecture on picture editing at TIME magazine
Shahidul Alam, Ruth Eichhorn, Veneta Bullen and Patrick Witty during the panel discussion ?New directions ? Shifts in Editorial Space?

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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