photography

'Kromosho': Munem Wasif tells Dhaka's story

On November 10, Project 88 inaugurated Munem Wasif's second solo-exhibition at their gallery in Mumbai, India. The exhibition is titled "Kromosho"--'step by step' in Bengali--and features Wasif's body of work, which the artiste has developed over almost two decades. Munem Wasif’s image-based works often mix photographs with moving images, archive documents or collected paraphernalia to reveal notions of impermanence and insecurity. A major theme throughout his work, is the philosophy of leaving things open to interpretation.

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023

LenZKraft: Connecting fantasy and glamour through photography

Photography is so much more than just a click of the camera. Like paintings, photography has contributed to the world of visual arts in a diversified way. Speaking of photography, we had the privilege of talking to the fashion photographer of Bangladesh in 2022, Sheikh Suraiya Rehnuma, the founder of LenZKraft.

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

'Kromosho': Munem Wasif tells Dhaka's story

On November 10, Project 88 inaugurated Munem Wasif's second solo-exhibition at their gallery in Mumbai, India. The exhibition is titled "Kromosho"--'step by step' in Bengali--and features Wasif's body of work, which the artiste has developed over almost two decades. Munem Wasif’s image-based works often mix photographs with moving images, archive documents or collected paraphernalia to reveal notions of impermanence and insecurity. A major theme throughout his work, is the philosophy of leaving things open to interpretation.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

Lawyers say plagiarism claims over ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ are unfounded

On October 4, this year’s Booker Prize winning author Shehan Karunatilaka posted on his social media that a claim has been made by a “journalist from Colombo” that the idea for his novel, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida was “stolen”.

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Mastering the art of storytelling in wedding photography

Wedding photography is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do. Capturing the most precious moments of the biggest day of someone’s life while ensuring that you are doing justice to them can indeed be a very daunting task. However, Ata Mohammad Adnan has been making the whole process look seamless. An endocrinologist with a passion for photography, Ata has been conveying peoples’ stories to the world through photos for over a decade and with his initiative Reminiscence Photography, he has been immortalising the intimacies and intricacies of Bangladeshi weddings with his lens.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Jolchap photography: Encapsulating your precious wedding moments

Dr Nipun Hazra has always held a passion towards photography. As a child, Hazra saw his father pick up the camera on several special occasions, and this power of capturing fleeting moments absolutely fascinated him. Over the years he picked up this hobby as his own, eventually specialising in wedding photography and creating Jolchap in 2017.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

“I cannot use a phone for my safety or ride my bicycle anymore”

"I cannot use a phone for my safety, or ride my bicycle, which I have ridden for 50 years," said photojournalist Shahidul Alam at a lecture session in Dhaka today (September 3, 2022).

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Weeklong Celebration of Photography

Pathshala South Asian Media Institute celebrated World Photography Day with an exhibition inauguration titled ‘Expanded’ on 19 August 2022, at DrikPath Bhobon. The exhibition had been curated by Sarker Protick and Samsul Alam Helal and showcased the works of eight emerging photographers from South Asia. The works were produced during a year-long mentorship programme in collaboration with VII Academy and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. The photographers of the exhibition were Hadi Uddin, Mayank Makhija, Mehbuba Mahzabeen Hasan, Nad-E-Ali, Riti Sengupta, Tavish Gunasena, Uma Bista, and Vamika Jain.

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

The New Normal through My Eyes: Celebrating World Photography Day 2021

Like every year, World Photography Day has been celebrated across the globe on 19 August. It has been taken up a notch by KrayonMag, which organised a two-week-long photography exhibition, “New Normal Through My Eyes”, from 1 September 2021.

July 20, 2019
July 20, 2019

Here and Now

In last week’s column, I mentioned The Decisive Moment, a photographic term for the moment when the subjects of a photograph in motion come together perfectly. The term is applied primarily to a street photograph, where such a moment is snatched from ongoing human activity. The subject(s) of the photograph are in motion, and in one particular instant, the photograph as framed by the viewfinder comes together in perfect geometry, preferably without the knowledge of the subjects. The photographer must click the shutter at this moment.

September 8, 2018
September 8, 2018

Open call for ‘Celebrating Democracy Through Photography’

What actions do you take to bring about positive change in your society? As a young person, there are numerous ways you caAnchorn make an impact, whether you decide to volunteer with a non-governmental organisation, take part in online networking, or contact a member of parliament.