Category Archives: Chobi Mela

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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Whose work is it anyway? by Chris Riley

Tension is the elemental force of creativity. Creativity is about making something new, pulling it out of the universe and presenting it to us so that we see differently and feel new feelings. A power of photography is that it … 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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Open Air Exhibitions of Karen Knorr and Tamas Dezso at Chobi Mela VI

Photos from Puerto Rico/U.K. artist Karen Knorr’s and Hungary’s Tamas Dezso’s exhibitions currently held at the Lichutola, Faculty of Fine Arts Dhaka University.    

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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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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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More Workshop Photos and a Tangible Results Story

Dick Doughty, Managing Editor Saudi Aramco World started his workshop “Portraits of Committments” today at Pathshala South Asia Media Academy.   There is always a story within a story. Today’s story comes from photographer and my colleague at Drik,  Saikat Mojumder. … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela VI on WSJ, National Geographic & Vogue (Italy)

Riding a rickshaw to work two days ago the caller surprised me.  It’s  the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)  — and the voice  barely audible amidst the noise on the road said  they are  interested in interviewing Shahidul Alam about the Chobi Mela Festival.  The … Continue reading

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Time is flying

     2 days to go for opening of the festival?  Time is flying. But then, time is always flying. Its feet never touch the ground. It’s just that now we need to fly with time. … It’s a frenzy … Continue reading

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Peter Bialobrzeski’s Workshop starts at Goethe

Peter Bialobrzeski’s Chobi Mela VI Workshop “Contemporary Documentary Practice” started  today at the  Goethe Institute Bangladesh. This workshop aims to look at the possibilities of creating “A sense of Place” within the context of the international Photo Documentary Scene. The … Continue reading

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