Boimela Picks: 'Reading Photographs for a change!'
01:42 PM, February 28, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:00 PM, February 28, 2017

Boimela Picks

'Reading Photographs for a change!'

Book: প্রীত রেজার মুখোমুখি আলোকচিত্রের ষোল দিকপাল (16 Paramounts of Photography: Face to face with Prito Reza)

Writer: Prito Reza

Genre: Non-Fiction/Interviews

Readership: Adult

Publisher: BPL

1st Published: February 2017

Price: 415/-

Today, 28 February 2017, is the last day of the Boimela, so there's no point in giving stall numbers and other details – buy this book from online book stores, from the publisher or even from one of the few bookstores that still stands in this city of designer boutique houses, cafes and restaurants.

Former photo journalist Prito Reza, now a celebrated wedding photographer took this genre of photography to a different level internationally – with his extra services, even photo albums are designed and printed like scrapbooks of happiness.

On that note, Prito Reza, who has had many photo exhibitions worldwide, often states- “I sell photos of happiness and I hate it when others sell the never credited faces of the poor people of Bangladesh just for the sake of getting an international award by attracting sympathy.”

Prito Reza hosts a popular programme regularly on ABC 89.2 FM -- a national Radio Station, and also hosts a TV show on photigraphy on ATN News-- 'Dark Room'.

In fact, the idea of his book had emerged while doing the TV show.

'Face to Face with Prito Reza' is a book of interviews of 16 heavyweight photographers who appeared on his TV Show.

Consisting of stories behind 16 exceptionally outstanding photos told by the artists themselves – the book is not a book for photographers only, but an interesting read for all readers with a curious mind.

Grab the book while you can!

Anik Khan is a Poet and Journalist.

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