To celebrate the 42nd Independence Day of Bangladesh and the induction of 400 members of BGCCI
Friday 29th March 2013 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Welcome speech by Akhawat Abu Khair the President and Daniel Seidl, Executive Director of BGCCI
Speech by Dr. Ralph Reusch, Charg? d? Affaires, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangladesh
A presentation: POSITIVE LIGHT ON BANGLADESH by Dr. Shahidul Alam
Snapshots on Leisure Bangladesh
A Musical on Bangladesh by Joler Gaan
Celebration of 400 Members of BGCCI
A Deshi Fashion Show
Live Music
The entire event will be live streamed at:

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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