Bangladesh, 40 years later

Date: 16 December 2011
Time: 11 am (BD time, GMT + 6:00)
Venue: Drik, House 58, Road 15 A?Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209
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Drik and Photographers for Hope cordially invite you to a media briefing and the launch of the mobile exhibition Bangladesh, 40 years later by 13 photographers from around the world, led by the legendary American photographer David Burnett.
On this 40th anniversary of Victory Day, the exhibition photographs are a snapshot of today?s Bangladesh, and reflect how the country and its citizens have progressed in the last four decades. The stories are of a resilient people – ones of hardship, success, challenges and triumphs.
Photographers for Hope is a group of photographers who hope their images can help promote the power of social change. Do join us and meet the photographers:
Brice Blondel, France; David Burnett, USA; Sarah Bones, USA; Matteo Cardin, Italy; Elaine Chen-Fernandez, Hong Kong; Patricia Goldschmid, Switzerland; Ben Moldenhauer, Germany; Rupert Grey, United Kingdom; Marcella Marer, Brazil; Katarina Premfors, Sweden; Sebastian Stange, Germany; Antoine Tardy, France; Anna Wang, China.

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Exhibition will tour Dhaka city during16-22 December, 2011
16 December, 2011
11:00am Launch at Drik (Speech by David Burnett, other participating photographers, Pathshala representative, US Embassy representative)
11:30am Rickshaw vans start for?Dhaka University.
12:30pm The convoy will be stationed at in front of the Art Institute (next to public library)
18:00 The convoy returns

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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