Chobi Mela VI Looks Forward to Making a Difference Three cheers for Chobi Mela, Participants at the last day of evening presentations at Goethe Institue 27 January, 2011. Photograph ©Mahabub Alam Khan Dhaka, Bangladesh. February 2, 2011:  Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography draws to a close on a high note after a two weeks long showcasing of creative ...

A little bit of history. … Khushi Kabir, Political Activist, Coordinator Nijera Kori with Shahidul Alam, Founder Managing Director of Drik and Principal Pathshala South Asian Media Academy at the opening of Exhibitions at the Drik Gallery. Photograph©Chulie de Silva “Is Pathshala, a part of Drik?”  asked one visiting artist at the Chobi Mela Festival evening

“So, tell me… how does a Masters in Economics gel with highly acclaimed photography?” Sohrab Hura, now in his late twenties grinned and replied, “I did it for fun. I also wanted a PhD in Economics, but ended up not going for … Continue reading →

Till next time … Dancing on the streets at the start of the Chobi Mela VI Festival. Photograph © K M Asad The overwhelming sense of Chobi Mela VI in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in Asia at the beginning of what has been described as the Asian Century is one of potential. Huge creative potential, the potential ...

Debasish Shom: Redefining Space From the Exhibition Dhaka My Dreams, My Reality by Debashish Shom To Debasish Shom, photography is the interpretation of a state of mind. He believes the physiological and emotional thoughts of the mind influence images greatly, and photographs act as a medium to unravel and express these thoughts. .

Munem Wasif broke into an abrupt reverie. A set of forty images were collapsing in front of him creating a nostalgic motion in his mind. Yet he remained perfectly calm. He knew each image through-and-through, he knew all the pieces. How could he not? For years, he had kept them on his bedside, sleeping and waking up in their presence. These ...

The exhibition of the Morton Krogvold ‘s students work opened at the Asiatic Gallery of Fine Arts in Dhaka on the 25 January, 2011 – 5th day of the Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography. The work is a result of a workshop conducted by Krogvold at the Festival. No doubt it was a day of joy and triumph. ...

A Show of Magic From the Chobi Mela VI Exhibition "Girl Who Fell to Earth by Joanna Petrie. A trip to The British Council to see work by Gareth Phillips and Joanna Pettrie turned into a haunting journey into the macabre side of our, ok, my, dreamworld.

One day in 1946.  an 11-years old boy receives a present from his father. It’s a camera. Intrigued, he begins taking pictures. Over time, pictures become his becoming, and a legend is born. The boy is Pedro Meyer. This year, we  are fortunate to have with us  Meyer at Chobi Mela VI- International Festival of Photography, as a visiting artist.  He is also ...

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