Portfolio Reviews at Chobi Mela VII


Have your work critiqued by the world’s top professionals during Chobi Mela VII

Portfolio review will offer you an opportunity to meet with eminent photographers, curators and editors for useful advice and guidance on their works and careers.
Participants will have the opportunity meet up to?13 reviewers?over four days, with a 20 minutes individual session with each reviewer. Participants should bring their portfolio for review and we prefer small prints. Presentation of digital files on laptop/macbook or iPad/tab is possible but not encouraged.
Portfolio reviewers:?
Ruth Eichhorn/ Editor/ Geo Magazine
Richard Billingham/ Professor/ University of Gloucestershire
Patrick Witty/ Editor/ Time Magazine
Robert Pledge/ Editor/ Contact Press Image
Jody Haines/ Curator/ Brisbane Power House
Veneta Bullen/ Editor/ Guardian
Abir Abdullah/ Photographer/ EPA
Saiful Huq Omi/ Photographer/ Polaris
Sherri Dougherty/ Editor/ UN FAO
Hasib Zakaria?/ Lecturer/ Pathshala
Note ? The list of reviewers can change any moment without prior notice.
How to apply:

  • Send us?email at?workshops.pathshala@gmail.com
  • In your email,?please?indicate preferred session(s),?we will try to accommodate your?preferences. Please be aware that we cannot always guarantee your preferred session.
  • Please?submit your?bio and a link of your portfolio?in the same email. It is better to keep low resolution images on that link.
  • Participants will be selected for the Portfolio Review based on the portfolios submitted.
  • Selected participants will be announced online or via email.
  • Deadline for portfolio registration: January 23, 2013

Registration Fee: BDT 500?on arrival
Date: 27, 28, 29, 30 January 2013
Time: 13:30 hrs ? 16:00 hrs
Place: Pathshala ? South Asian Media Institute,?16, Sukrabad, Panthapath, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Limited seats

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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