Posted by Priyanka on Better Photography
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.
?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)