Pahela Boishakh 1419

shubho nobo borsho

Bangla New Year's Day 1419. Bastion Hotel Schipol/Hoofddorp Adrianahoeve 8. Amsterdam. Photo Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

In transit in Amsterdam, on the way to New York for the opening of my show “Crossfire” on the 15th April 2012 at Queen’s Museum of Art. But late afternoon light is magical anywhere. It’s Biju in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and also the Sinhala and Tamil New Year:?Iniya Putthaandu?Vaalthukkal, as well as Budhdhist New Years Day (Thangran or Songkran)
DrikICT will LIVE-STREAM Chhayanaut BORSHO-BORON Program direct?Ramna Batamul on both Chhayanaut and drik site. Here are the two website links where you can ?view the Chhayanaut?Borsho-Boron programme live on Pahela Boishakh. ?Veisakhi, the first day of spring is celebrated in India and especially in the Punjab.
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Earlier pictures and articles on Bangla New Year:

Happy?s New Year
Boishakh for Poonam?2006

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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