??????????????????????????????????? Photographers in Bangladesh 1987 -2014
It?s an unlikely mix. ?The powerful but sage Abir Abdullah,, the protesting activist Taslima Akhter, the quiet and reflective Sarker Protick, the agent provocateur Jannatul Mawa, the deep and other worldly Anisul Hoque, the disturbingly questioning Tushikur Rahman and the visionary Shahidul Alam. Collectively they shape one of the most powerful photographic movements of modern times. Continue reading “Defying the Laws of Gravity”
It was midnight. I find myself walking in the street alone. Suddenly someone called me by my name. I look back. There was this guy. He was not moving or coming any closer.?Just standing there. As if he was there for eternity. It was dark; couldn?t?see his face clearly. I shouted who is this??? He replied, Protick, don?t you recognize me? I said no. who are you? He replied: This is Haru.
I was surprised. So you are Haru! I know you?I read your stories. Saw you on the moon few weeks back. What are you doing here in the middle of the night? He said, I was passing by, just came by to say hello to you. I asked, where will you go now? Haru replied, I am off to the M82 Galaxy, also known as the Cigar Galaxi. Just to see how it is. I said, Ok.. See you again!
Here is a photo of Haru taking a Hyper drive.
While two Bangladeshi women, Nishat Majumdar and Wasfia Nazreen reached the summit of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest), two Bangladeshi men Muntasir Mamun and Mohammad Ujjal?have been riding their tandem across North America. Follow them on their trip. Meanwhile Sarker Protick bags the Prix Mark Grosset and Abu Sufian collects the RSF blog award at the Global Media Forum. It’s time we celebrated.