Chobi Mela VII in Nafas Art Magazine
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|Chobi Mela VII
International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh, 2013
January 2013. Since its inception in 2000, Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography has aimed at exploring the semiotics of present-day photographic practice in a broad international context, to bring about an understanding of the medium both within the industry and amongst the public at large.The theme for Chobi Mela VII this year is “Fragility”, and it will present the creative work of established as well as hitherto unknown photographers. The multi-faceted festival will be launched on 25 January 2013. The festival will bring together print and digital presentations that challenge the traditional perceptions of art reaching out to the public through gallery, open-air/unconventional locations and mobile touring exhibitions. Parallel to the exhibitions there will be workshops, discussions, seminars and lectures that will initiate debates and discussions on issues central to contemporary photographic practice.
In keeping with the ethos of Drik, Chobi Mela has always symbolised a struggle against hegemony and oppression. The past festivals, thematically addressed Differences, Exclusion, Resistance, Boundaries, Freedom and Dreams gave an opportunity to fine art photographers, conceptual artists and photo journalists, to explore social inequality, in its myriad forms.
The festival will feature:
Exhibition Venues: Alliance Française de Dhaka, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bengal Gallery, Dhaka Art Center, Drik Gallery, Lichutola-Dhaka University.
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