Celebrating Life

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Lifetime Achievement Awards 2011

In 2010, Celebrating Life Contests comprise Lifetime Achievement Awards, which pays due respect to those who have been involved in Filmmaking/ Television Production, Photography and Lyrics Writing for decades. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Mostofa Monwar (Filmmaking/ Television Production), Rashid Talukder (Photography) and Mohammad Rafiquzzaman (Lyrics).
The Lifetime Achievement Award Category is meant to honour those who have made significant contributions, each in their own fields, and have enabled their medium to reach a higher level.
Rumour has it that in 2011 the Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to yours truly.
Drik ICT and Drik AV will jointly be streaming the event at: Drik TV
Venue: Bangabandhu Convention Center
Date: 12 Sept 2011
Chief Guest: Md. Abul Kalam Azad (Hon?able Minister of Cultural Affairs , People?s Republic of Bangladesh, at the foyer)

6:00 pm Guests Arrive
6:30 pm Inauguration of the Celebrating Life Photo Exhibition by Md. Abul Kalam Azad,
Hon?able Minister of Cultural Affairs , People?s Republic of Bangladesh, at the foyer
6:45 pm Presentation of a Bangla group song based on a winning lyrics from the Celebrating Life 2011 competition
6:50 pm Welcome address by Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star
6:55 pm Speech by Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Hon?able Minister of Cultural Affairs, People?s Republic of Bangladesh
7:00 pm Vote of Thanks by Jim McCabe, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh
7:05 pm Audio and visual presentation on the three lifetime achievements award winners
7:11 pm Lifetime achievement awards in the film, music and photography categories
7:17 pm Award giving to winners of lyrics, photography and film categories
7:30 pm Presentation of a group dance based on a winning lyrics from the competition.
7:35pm Introduction about Ustad Rashid Khan
7:40 pm Classical performance by Ustad Rashid Khan
9:30 pm Program Ends

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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