Kamra Publishes Kamra Edition- 2

Kamra?is excited to announce Kamra?Edition 2 with the co-publisher, Nokta.

Kamra is a bangla book on photography which published its first edition on 26th January, 2012. After getting overwhelming response with edition 1, Kamra edition 2 comes with more text and photographs. Keeping documentary photography in mind, Kamra edition 2 includes a wide range of documentary practice with unique and different views. Starting from classic documentary to today?s contemporary practice, the book includes text on Nan Goldin, Eugene Smith, Martin Parr, Josef Koudelka etc. This edition also translates two important texts on critiques and theoretical views on documentary photography with the tittle- Documentary, Pramanikota o Bibidhartho by Martha Rosler and Pramanno Alokchitrer bhetor, bahir o otopor by Olivier Lagun.
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Along with the translated texts, Kamra edition 2 features more newly written texts which includes Khoshra Prem, Bishoy Koudelka by Amdadul Huq, Smithoskria by Tanzim Wahab, Beshar Mongol by Arfun Ahmed, Adom Surot, Nomuna o Narayan Dajee by Mustain Zahir and Social Realitir Bastobota Obhijan by Naeem Mohaiemen. Mustain Zahir and Naeem Mohaiemen tried to trace the unknown and hidden regional history of documentary photography in the Indian Subcontinent and Bangladesh.
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As exemplified in its first edition,?Kamra?wants to preserve the photographic history of Bangladesh by publishing interviews and photographs, and as a continuation, edition 2 interviewed 2 iconic photographers of Bangladesh entitled – Ghum Jokhon Biroti, Shahidul Alam and Shada Kalor Roshayon, Nasir Ali Mamun, Interview taken by Munem Wasif. Shatti Chobi Shatti Golpo enhanced to doshti chobi doshti golpo by Tanzim Wahab and Munem Wasif with 10 important photographs of Bangladeshi documentary scene and transition. The book also contains a portfolio of rare photographic collections of bodies in cremation ceremonies.?Kamra?welcomes debates and critical views on the photographic issues and the book ends with Firisti, an open discussion between the two editors of?Kamra – Munem Wasif and Tanzim Wahab.
Please note the special?price introductory price of 700 taka?till 21?January.?
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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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