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.

2y 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

Looking back at Sayeeda Khanum’s legacy

Bangladesh’s first professional female photographer, Sayeeda Khanum, passed away on this day a year ago, due to old age-related complications.  She was 82 at the time of passing.

2y ago

Bangladesh Film Archive organises photo exhibition in remembrance of Bangabandhu

In remembrance of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a 15-day photo exhibition began at the Projection Hall of the Bangladesh Film Archive from August 5, 2021, following safety measures against Covid-19.

2y ago

Eminent photographer Chanchal Mahmood on life support

Chanchal Mahmood, one of the most accomplished photographers in the country and a senior cine-journalist, is on life support at the capital’s Labaid Hospital, due to a heart attack.

2y ago

Looking back on Manzoor Alam Beg’s legacy

‘Aalokchitracharjo’ Manzoor Alam Beg remains the most important figure in the history of photography in Bangladesh. He devoted himself in promoting photography education and popularising photography as an art. To history, he is the the Father of Photography movements in Bangladesh, but to the photographers, he will always be remembered as Beg Shaheb or Beg Sir. Today marks the 23rd Commemoration Day of the master.  

2y ago

Ekushey Padak winning photographer Golam Mustafa no more

Eminent photographer Golam Mustafa passed away today around 9:30 am at his own residence, due to age related complications. He was 81 years old. He was the winner of the coveted Ekushey Padak 2018, and the Shilpakala Padak 2016.

3y ago
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