Category Archives: Dhaka

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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“Photographs Promote Social Change” – Dr. Ocampo, Prosecutor International Criminal Court

   Dhaka, Bangladesh. 21 January, 2011:  Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC) in a special message for the Chobi Mela VI  – International Festival of Photography at its inauguration today outlined the need for Institutions like the ICC … 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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Chobi Mela VI – Evening Presentations

 During the week of 21 January to 27 January 2011, there will be Evening Presentations and Discussions at Goethe-Institut Auditorium daily.   Venue: Goethe-Institut Dhaka (Auditorium) House No. 10, Road No. 9 (new) Dhanmondi R/A Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh Tel: +880 … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela VI Fact Sheet

  Festival Dates:  21 Jan to 3 Feb, 2011   Festival opening: 4pm, 21 January, 2011 at National Theatre Auditorium, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh Participating countries:  31 Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile,  Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary,  India, Indonesia, Iran, … 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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