Category Archives: Chobi Mela VI Artists

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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Sohrab Hura: An Honest Encounter

“So, tell me… how does a Masters in Economics gel with highly acclaimed photography?” Sohrab Hura, now in his late twenties grinned and replied, “I did it for fun. I also wanted a PhD in Economics, but ended up not going for … 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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Munem Wasif: of Expressions and Impressions

Munem Wasif broke into an abrupt reverie. A set of forty images were collapsing in front of him creating a nostalgic motion in his mind. Yet he remained perfectly calm. He knew each image through-and-through, he knew all the pieces. … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Pedro Meyer

One day in 1946.  an 11-years old boy receives a present from his father. It’s a camera. Intrigued, he begins taking pictures. Over time, pictures become his becoming, and a legend is born. The boy is Pedro Meyer. This year, we  are … Continue reading

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Laurence Leblanc’s Exhibition Opens at Alliance Francaise

Laurence Leblance ‘s exhibition Can All Dreams be Found Somewhere Else? is now on at Alliance Francaise. Laurence Leblance in the world of photography is a rare example of restraint, humility and self-control. For her, the act of taking a picture grows … Continue reading

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Dialog in Dhaka by Chris Riley

Today, Chris Riley joins as a contributor to this blog, bringing an ousider perspective of the Chobi Mela VI festival.  Chris Riley will address Chobi Mela VI at the Goethe Institut Evening Presentations on Wednesday  26 January, 2011 at 7:15 … Continue reading

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Pathshala Students Exhibit at Chobi Mela VI

This year’s Chobi Mela features more students and ex-students from Pathshala than in previous years and highlights the high quality of work that is being produced in the institution. The new breed of photographers is more dynamic and experimental, breaking traditional … 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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