Category Archives: Chobi Mela

Chobi Mela VI Video by Jeremy Foo

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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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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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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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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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Teacher’s Pride

The exhibition of the Morton Krogvold ‘s students work opened at the Asiatic Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhaka on the 25 January, 2011 – 5th day of the Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography. The work is a … Continue reading

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A Show of Magic

A trip to The British Council to see work by Gareth Phillips and Joanna Pettrie turned into a haunting journey into the macabre side of our, ok, my, dreamworld. While Phillips showed images from a hospice, Petrie showed work from her own … 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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