Category Archives: Shahidul Alam

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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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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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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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 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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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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