Bangladesh 1971

From the Drik Agency Archive

7 November?at?09:00?until?3 December?at?17:00 in UTC+10

Muktijoddha (freedom fighter) in guerilla training camp. Bangladesh 1971. ??Abdul Hamid Raihan/Drik/Majority World

This documentary photographic exhibition presents historical photographic overview of the Bangladesh war of independence in 1971.
The Bangladesh war of independence was one of the bloodiest conflicts in living memory. An incredible list of talented and deeply dedicated photographers from all across the globe responded to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of recent times. This included several Bangladeshi photographers; some professional, some amateur. Unlike their western counterparts, these photogr

aphers worked on their own, taking huge risks as they were themselves amongst the persecuted. Their documents are an indictment of those who caused the pain and the ones who let it happen. They are a tribute to those who fought valiantly.
Shown for the first time in Australia, this unique archival collection embodies the pride of Bangladesh?s struggle for independence, the pain of loss, the humiliation of being violated and the joy of victory.
Opening night: 6.30pm Wed 07 Nov
Brisbane Powerhouse
Presented by Drik, UQ?s Centre of Communication and Social Change, School of Journalism and Communication, Griffith University?s Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington St,?New Farm, Queensland, Australia 4005

Related link:
The war that time forgot
1971 as I saw it
Bangladesh 1971
FB event page

Muktijuddho and Bengali exceptionalism

By rahnuma ahmed

A woman, carrying a rifle, and her children emerge out of hiding during the War of Independence. Bangladesh, 1971. ?Penny Tweedie

Story-telling often helps convey the message more sharply, more pointedly than lengthy passages full of heavy prose. Continue reading “Muktijuddho and Bengali exceptionalism”

Many faces of war 1971

Drik cordially invites you to a photography exhibition “Many faces of war 1971”?at Suhrawardi Uddan, Dhaka (in front of Shikha Chironton) on 26 March 2012? at 11:00 am.

The exhibition will remain open to the public till 31 March, 2012.
The exhibition is an outcome of ?Archiving 1971? programme by Drik.
Related links:
Archiving 1971
India’s secret war in Bangladesh
Bangladesh war: The article that changed history
Bangladesh’s quest for closure
Remembering December 1971
The War That Time Forgot