A solo photography exhibition of Shibly Siraj titled, American Landscape, hosted by Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Center for Public Service and the Arts, kicked off in the capital on December 8.
Chairman of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) Amanullah Khan inaugurated the exhibition, where eminent academician and former University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Nazrul Islam Khan was present as the chief guest.
Shibly Siraj captured a wide range of images on natural terrains of the United States of America which include glimpses of mountains, stretching fields, vast prairies, windswept valleys, canyons, lakes, barren desserts and more. Shibly, primarily an avid traveller, sees photography as one of his many hobbies. He hopes that youngsters who are planning to visit the USA, will gain from the exhibition a preview of what they will experience when they arrive in the country.
Starting his career as an entrepreneur, Shibly lived in the USA for 25 years where he developed a passion for photography while he travelled to places and started taking photos depicting panoramic landscapes, along with people, culture and abstracts.
Moving back to Bangladesh recently, he has opened a studio at the city's Banani to pursue his talent in professional photography.
He is a member of Northern Virginia Professional Photographers Association (NVPPA) and has attained the prestigious 'Master Photographer' award multiple times.
The exhibition which features 43 mesmerising photographs will remain open from 10 am to 8 pm every day till December 20.