Ilaria Di Biagio and Ma?mouna Guerresi at Chobi Mela

Photo by Ilaria Di Biagio
Photo by Ilaria Di Biagio
For those blessed among you who speak Italian.?Internazionale?s?take on the Chobi Mela festvial:

?Il?Chobi Mela?? un festival di fotografia nato nel 1999, che si tiene ogni due anni a Dhaka, in Bangladesh. In questi anni ? diventato una delle manifestazioni pi? importanti di tutta l?Asia, grazie alla sua capacit? di ospitare fotografi da tutti i continenti.?
For more on?Internazionale?s??Un mondo fragile? click?here.

Among the 35 exhibiting artists at this year?s festival are also two Italian photographers –?Ilaria Di Biagiowith her series ?Fragile? and?Ma?mouna Guerresi?with ?Inner Constellations?.

Ilaria Di Biagio
Ilaria Di Biagio

Ilaria Di? Biagio?has been fascinated by photography since an early age. Di Biagio studied Visual Anthropology and Investigative Journalism in Rome, which led her to see photography as a documentary tool to investigate life. In the autumn 2011 she attended the diploma course in Advanced Visual Story-telling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus where she started to focus her attention on more personal photography. ?The thin line? was on view in Denmark during the Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012.

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Maimouna Guerres
Ma?mouna Guerresi

Ma?mouna Patrizia Guerresi?is a photographer, sculptor, and video and installation artist who divides her time between Italy and Senegal.

?I explore religious symbolism and feminine spirituality attempting to narrate the uneasiness, fascination and value of diversity. I remain mostly detached from Western culture, although I have maintained the classicism of my training, and I express myself using Afro-Asian references.?What interests me is stimulating the public, to get them to ask questions and reflect on a broader vision of the spirit. That and not stopping to assess and judge the world through the clich?s of race, sex and religion, etc? I am interested in bringing out issues that have been disregarded but not truly resolved.? ??Guerresi

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Glimpses of What to Expect at Chobi Mela 2013

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One of the most significant events in Asia, Chobi Mela is an international festival of photography and was launched in 2000. Held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the purpose behind the inception of the festival was to showcase the works of Bangladeshi artists alongside the most exciting work from the rest of the world.
The festival was also to be a platform for debate and discussion. And now in its seventh edition, the festival has gone from strength to strength. It has symbolised a struggle against hegemony and oppression.
The theme for Chobi Mela VII is Fragility and it will present the creative works of world renowned as well as hitherto unknown photographers. To be held between 25 January?7 February 2013, the festival promises to be a wonderful melting pot of photographs and opinions. Of course, there is a lot more to look forward to.

The Second Garden by Graciela Iturbide

One of the most influential Latin American photographers, Graciela?s work explores the relationships between man and nature, the individual and the cultural, the real and the psychological.

Photo; Graciela Iturbide. Mexico

?What would that second garden have looked like, the first human garden, perhaps a vague and imperfect remembrance of the garden of Eden??
– Fabio Mor?bito (text from Graciela?s series)

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Chobi Mela 2013: Glimpses of What to Expect

The subcontinent?s premier photo festival, Chobi Mela, returns for its
seventh edition in January 2013. Better Photography Magazine tells you what to look forward to.