A three-day exhibition featuring 39 photographs by Eastern Bank employees is on at Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi.
Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank inaugurated the photo exhibition as chief guest on Thursday. Dr. Chowdhury Hasan Mahmud, Managing Director GME Group, Fujifilm Bangladesh attended the opening as special guest while Ali Reza Iftekhar, MD and CEO of EBL and master photographer Dr. Shahidul Alam were present among others. This is the second season of EBL photo contest -- titled “Simple Pleasures of Life” which began in 2012.
Earlier, 22 employees of Eastern Bank submitted 69 entries on the theme 'My City' featuring different aspects of city life and living, after the bank announced a photo competition for their employees. The jury selected the three best photos for awards, while the 12 best photos were chosen for the EBL 2015 calendar. The contest, arranged as part of EBL's employee engagement programme had Fujifilm as the contest partner.
Renowned photographers Shafiqul Alam Kiron, Jannatul Mawa and Munem Wasif were on the jury while Paul David Barikder, represented Fujifilm.
The close up shot of two birds by Mohammad Shahadat Hossain won him the first prize. Riasat Rakin's poignant image of a little boy gazing at a merry-go-round won him the second prize. The innocent look of two kids captured in black and white by Md. Raihan Parvez, won the third prize.