Photography

Photography

Roger Gwynn: The British photographer who fell in love with Bangladesh

Roger Gwynn immortalized some of the most awe-inspiring images of the Birmingham protest against Pakistani brutality and genocide in Bangladesh in 1971. Additionally, he had the opportunity to meet the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in 1972 at the Claridges Hotel in London. He again came back to Bangladesh after the Independence to help reform the country after the disastrous Cyclone in 1974.

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Nature Quest / Apes of the East

These Hoolock gibbons, locally known as "Ulluk", were spotted brachiating through the trees of Lawachhara National Park in Sylhet. Native to eastern Bangladesh, Northeast India, Myanmar and Southwest China, these lesser apes are diurnal, arboreal, and their method of locomotion is known as brachiation -- meaning they use their arms to swing from tree to tree

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Snapshots of history—Golam Mustafa meets Manzoor Alam Beg

Modhurimay Alap (Swapno ‘71, 2023) transcribes two days of conversations with the late Golam Mustafa, first Director of Photography of Bangladesh Television.

1y ago

15 years of iPhone: Evolution in photography

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone.

1y ago

Shahidul Alam, Munem Wasif, Tanzim Wahab appointed curators of Bienniale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024

Renowned photographers Shahidul Alam, Munem Wasif, and Tanzim Wahab have been named curators of the Bienniale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024.

2y ago

Bangladeshi nature photographer Firoz wins UK’s RHS Award

Asker Ibne Firoz, a passionate nature and lifestyle photographer has won UK’s 5th edition of the “Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Photographic Competition 2022” award in the creative category.

2y ago

Moududul Alam’s exhibition ‘Hridoye Amar Bangladesh’ underway

In celebration of the Independence Day of Bangladesh, renowned photographer Moududul Alam’s exhibition, “Hridoye Amar Bangladesh” is currently underway at Safiuddin Shilpalay, Dhanmondi.  Moududul Alam is also the founder of Chattogram Photographic Society.

2y ago

Star photojournalist Amran Hossain receives Bangladesh Press Photo Award

Amran Hossain, The Daily Star's senior staff photographer, has received Bangladesh Press Photo Award -- in the Picture of the Year 2021 category -- today.

2y ago

Sabekunnesa surprised, elated to see herself on newspaper, seeks support

Eighty-five-year-old Sabekunnesa, a widow who collects iron scraps from a dumping ground for survival as she was deserted by her children, was surprised and happy when she saw herself on the front page of The Daily Star.

2y ago

Documenting birth of a nation

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) inaugurated a solo exhibition titled, "Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning" at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

2y ago

Exhibition featuring never before displayed photos of Bangladesh in 1971, 1972 opens tomorrow

Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) are set to launch an exclusive solo exhibition tomorrow.

2y ago

Photography exhibition 'Wellness of Bangladesh' underway at BUHS

With the objective of highlighting the importance of health systems and the healthy environment of Bangladesh, the photography exhibition, "Wellness of Bangladesh”,  is underway.

2y ago

Photography exhibition launched in Dhaka

A photography exhibition with rare photos -- “UK 1971: People’s Solidarity with Bangladesh’s Liberation” -- was launched yesterday, marking the

2y ago

Photography exhibition ‘Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning’ kicks off

The Liberation War Museum and Alliance Française de Dhaka have jointly organised the solo photography exhibition, "Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning" by Marc Riboud. The exhibition's opening ceremony was held at the Liberation War Museum on October 16.

2y ago

Bangladeshi photographer Shahriar Amin Fahim awarded at Japan’s Nikon Photo Contest

Bangladeshi photographer Shahriar Amin Fahim was the excellence award winner at the Nikon Photo Contest 2020-2021 in Japan, under the next generation category. He won the award for his photo, “Karwaan Bazar”.

2y ago

Bangladeshi photographer Pinu Rahman awarded at Paris Prix De La Photographie 2021

Pinu Rahman’s photo story “Lost Childhood” has secured an award at Paris’ Prix De La Photographie 2021 competition.

2y ago

Ghartera’s ‘In the Terrains of Fear’ expresses that art is for everybody

Ghartera is a curatorial project that challenges the mainstream narratives of art through their collaboration with artists from diverse backgrounds, and experimentation of innovative forms of expression. Their second edition kicked off with the group show, “In the Terrains of Fear”, at Lalmatia, Dhaka, on September 17, 2021.

2y ago

‘Imaginary of the Common: 50 years of Sultan’s Oeuvre’ opens at Bengal Shilpalay today

The exhibition, titled “Imaginary of the Common: 50 years of Sultan’s Oeuvre”, opens at Bengal Shilpalay’s Quamrul Hassan Exhibition Hall in Dhanmondi today. It showcases the works of one of the most influential artists and early pioneers of modern art in Bangladesh.

2y ago
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