Category Archives: Bangladesh

Chobi Mela VI Looks Forward to Making a Difference

Dhaka, Bangladesh. February 2, 2011:  Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography draws to a close on a high note after a two weeks long showcasing of creative talent in 29 print and 31 digital exhibitions.  The last day … Continue reading

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A little bit of history. …

“Is Pathshala, a part of Drik?”  asked one visiting artist at the Chobi Mela Festival evening presentations. That got me thinking that many do not know the history of Drik. … so this post is for ones who don’t know … Continue reading

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Till next time …

The overwhelming sense of Chobi Mela VI in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in Asia at the beginning of what has been described as the Asian Century is one of potential. Huge creative potential, the potential to change the narrative of the global … Continue reading

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Debasish Shom: Redefining Space

To Debasish Shom, photography is the interpretation of a state of mind. He believes the physiological and emotional thoughts of the mind influence images greatly, and photographs act as a medium to unravel and express these thoughts. A Bangladeshi photographer, … Continue reading

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Fantasy and Reality Mix: an Inspired Chobi Mela VI Opens

Dhaka, Bangladesh. 20 January, 2011:  The Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography will open tomorrow 21 January at the National Theatre Auditorium, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh at 4 pm.  The festival with its theme of “Dreams” will … Continue reading

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8 Days to Go: Hurry and Flurry@Drik

  The hurry and flurry around Drik these days  reminds me of the excitement surrounding a wedding.  Drik  is like the bride getting a makeover.             And where is the father of the bride?  He is true … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela VI Press Conference

The first media briefing on the Chobi Mela VI festival was held today at the rooftop at Drik Shahidul Alam. Festival Director said that one of the highlights of Chobi Mela VI, will be a video conference with Dr. Luis … Continue reading

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Curating at Chobi Mela VI Begins

 According to Degas, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  A S M Rezaur Rahman, Curatorial Director, Chobi Mela – International Festival of Photography, Robert Pledge, President , Editorial Director of Contact Press Images,  … Continue reading

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Meet the Selected Artists for Chobi Mela VI on Google Map

Link here to the Google Map showing countries, and a brief introduction to the participating photographers of the Chobi Mela VI- International Festival of Photography, to be held in Bangladesh from 21 January to 3 February, 2011. Please zoom in to areas that have … Continue reading

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DREAMS

What of the photograph made out of nothing? What about painting with light? Is it photography? Surely if we can paint with light we can paint with dreams, create the morning mist or the afternoon glow. Is it fake? Hardly. … Continue reading

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