Call for Three Years Professional Programme in Photography

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Pathshala students at workshop with Norwegian photographer Morten Krogvold

Pathshala South Asian Media Academy is offering Three-Years Professional Programme in Photography. Portfolio is invited from interested students for enrolment in May, 2012 session.
Admission Fee: 32000* BDT per semester (Two semesters in a year) for Bangladeshi and SAARC students only [* = Conditions Apply] Scholarships are available (Conditions Apply):…Khaled Mansoor Trust for First Year (Best deserving female) Alumni Scholarship for First Year (Best deserving candidate) Chobi Mela for Second or Third Year (Best deserving rural journalist) Scopes of other local and international scholarships are available Internship opportunity: NGOs, news papers, electronic media for the best 50% students
Minimum criteria for application:
1. HSC (Minimum CGPA 2.5 or 2nd class)
2. Basic / Foundation Course in Photography (At least one month from any Photographic institution)
3. Proficiency in speaking and writing English
Candidates must submit:
1. Attested photocopies of all academic certificates
2. Two passport-size photographs of the candidate
3. A portfolio (ten printed photographs of 10? x 8? size)
Admission schedule:

  • Last date of Portfolio Submission: April 10, 2012
  • Interview starts from: April 16, 2012
  • Interview Result: April 19, 2012
  • Last date of Admission for selected candidates: April 30, 2012.
  • Class Starts from: May 02, 2012

For more information, please contact: Mr. Main Uddin, Faculty Moderator, ?Pathshala South Asian Media Academy,16 Sukrabad, Panthapath, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9136895 (From 10 am to 6 pm)

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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