Drik's 23rd Anniversary

23?years of drik
Dear Friend,
Drik invites you to celebrate 23 years of its existence with a series of special events.
National Geographic Photographer and Humanitarian Reza Deghati will be with us on Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6.00 pm at Drik Gallery.
Artist and curator Wakilur Rahman will deliver the fourth Golam Kasem Daddy Lecture Series and Majority World will present Insider, outsider?, a photography exhibition that challenges perceptions of the developing world.
A special display of vintage photographic prints from the Drik archives presents a unique opportunity of special interest to art collectors, but these rare prints will also appeal to the photo enthusiast. This will be the first ever sale of these prints.
Moving News to Digital Platforms, Drik?s unique initiative to create a network of Rural Visual Journalists will also be presented.
Do join us,
The programme will be live cast at www.drik.tv (12 noon GMT).
4 September 2012
6.00 pm:?Welcome note Shahidul Alam
6.15 pm:?Memories 2011-2012
6.30 pm:?Golam Kasem Daddy Memorial Lecture IV?“Curating contemporary art and?art practice in Bangladesh”?by Wakilur Rahman
7.00 pm:?Speech by Guest of Honour,?Reza Deghati, National Geographic?Photographer and Humanitarian
Insider, outsider?
Photography that challenges?perceptions of developing world
Presented by Majority World
Moving News to Digital Platforms
Presented by Rural Visual Journalism Network (RVJN)
Display and sale of?vintage?prints from the Drik archives
Presented by Drik Picture Agency (DPA)
Exhibition will be open for all till?12 September 2012, everyday 3 pm to 8 pm.
Drik Gallery
House 58, Road 15 A (New),?Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
Tel:?8112954, 8123412, 9120125,?Fax: 9115044 Email:?office@drik.net
Photo: Wahid Adnan/DrikNEWS

Online newspaper reports:

Prothom Alo (Bangla)

Daily Star Lifestyle

Daily Star

New Age

Bonik Barta (Bangla)

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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