Max Pam to Attend Chobi Mela VII

Photo by Max Pam
Photo by Max Pam

Max Pam

Max Pam

Max Pam ? Artist?s Talk
Tuesday, 5 February, 5PM
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Max Pam?s?Indian Ocean Journals?will be on view 25 January ? 7 February at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Australian photographer Max Pam?s first book?Going East: Twenty Years of Asian Photography?was featured in Phaidon?s?The Photobook: A History Volume 2?in 2006 and won the prestigious?Grand Prix du Livre Photographique?in 1992. Other published books include:?Max Pam?and?Ethiopia. Pam?s most recent book?Atlas Monographs?won the International Photo Book Prize at?PHotoEspa?a?in Madrid in 2010. His prints are in national and private collections in Australia, France, Great Britain, Italy and Japan.

?For the past 30 years I have consistently returned to fieldwork in Asia as a source of inspiration for my life. The visual production that resulted in these diverse journeys of self discovery in Asia are an autobiographical narrative. As a photographer I am a storyteller and it is the visual language of my story that has formed the basis of a trilogy of work on Asia in the form of 3 books:?Going East,?Indian Ocean Journals?and?Atlas Monographs.? ?Max Pam

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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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