Chobi Mela VII beckons

The 7th edition of the Chobi Mela festival is less than 48 hours away.?This time on Friday photographers and visitors from all corners of the?world will gather at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy* to officially launch?the two-week long festival in Dhaka.
The event calendar for the next two weeks is packed with exciting artist’s?talks, thought-provoking discussions, intriguing presentations and much?more. And that’s not including the 35 exhibitions that will be on view?from 25th January to 7th February.
So pencil in all those dates after skimming over our events schedule.
We hope we will catch a glimpse of you at one of these events and?cordially invite you to join us over the next two weeks!
*with their hearts already set on the infamous boat cruise. 🙂
For more details:
Live streaming of Key events:?,?,?

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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