A prominent voice of Bangladeshi identity, Shahidul Alam has garnered acclaim for documenting his nation’s many struggles. As an activist and photographer, he has distinguished himself in international art gatherings, winning accolades for his work that has sought to narrate the story of pain and hopelessness, of the need to fight for justice. He has also founded Majority World, a photo agency that looks to promote talent in Third World nations. TOI-Crest catches up with Alam at the Kochi Biennale. Continue reading →
Calling for entries for the ninth edition of Film Southasia ’13, the festival of Southasian documentaries. The festival will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 3-6 October 2013.
Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival that was set up in 1997 with the goal of popularising the documentary so that it entertains, informs and changes lives. In addition to the festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years, FSA organizes screenings, discussions and workshops across Southasia to promote Southasian non-fiction within the Subcontinent and around the world. Film Southasia believes that film is a powerful medium that helps to not only in better represent the region internationally, but also contributes immensely in introspection and initiatives to bring change at the local level. Continue reading →
We are delighted to inform you that submissions for the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 opened on Monday, March 4, 2013 and will close on April 20, 2013. It would be wonderful if you would consider submitting your work and sharing this news with friends and photo-practioners around the world. We will continue relying on your support to spread word of the Festival through emails and posting on your social media sites.
The theme for the Festival is “GRACE’ and we are looking for bodies of work which interpret it in diverse and creative ways. The word is very open-ended and can be associated with a wide range of meanings and feelings.
The 2011 edition of the Delhi Photo Festival showed work by over 70 Photographers from as many as 26 countries. We intend the next one to be larger and even more representative. We look forward to your suggestions and ideas to make the Delhi Photo Festival 2013 an even bigger success.
Thanks and regards,
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The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta is the recipient of the 2013 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for the sum of SEK 1,000,000 (approximately EUR 110,000). The award ceremony will take place in Barcelona on 7thMarch, 2013. An exhibition of his work, Joan Fontcuberta – 2013 Hasselblad Award Winner will open on 25th October, 2013 at the Hasselblad Center at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden. That day, The Hasselblad Foundation will host a symposium with the award winner, and a book on the work of Joan Fontcuberta, published by Mack, will be launched. Continue reading →
Drik has announced a new partnership with Crowdsourced Travel, the creation of Mikey Leung, who is the author of Bangladesh: The Bradt Travel Guide.
Drik is supporting the publication of Positive Light, a new coffee table photography book sharing the beauty of Bangladesh with the rest of the world.
Read more at http://www.shahidulnews.com/help-promote-bangladesh
Dr. Christian Prokopp writes about the online impact of the Shahbagh movement. Read the full story here.