Griffith University: Bangladesh Workshop

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2013 Bangladesh Photography


Bangladesh Workshop Photography

Bangladesh has become a global centre for photography, particularly photojournalism. The internationally significant photo agency Drik, world-beating school Pathshala, and renowned biennial festival Chobi Mela are all based in Dhaka, setup by the celebrated photographer and activist Dr Shahidul Alam.

Through a collaborative partnership, QCA Photography is now pleased to be able to offer a combined workshop with Pathshala and participate in Chobi Mela VII.  This 3-week field trip will include:

  • Attending the international photography festival, Chobi Mela.
  • 5-Day Masterclass with an international guest lecturer.
  • 12-Day collaborative workshop involving students and staff from the QCA and Pathshala South Asian Media Academy in several locations across Bangladesh.

This field trip is photojournalism focused and open to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in the Bachelor of Photography, Bachelor of Digital Media (ePhotojournalism) or Bachelor of Journalism. Students from other Griffith University programs are welcome to attend providing they have the necessary photographic experience. Preference will go to 3rd year Photojournalism and ePhotojournalism students.

Primary staff contact: Alan Hill


  • Bangladesh

Length of Trip: 23 Days

Proposed Dates:

Jan 23 – Depart Brisbane (Thai Airways, overnight in Bangkok)
Jan 24 – Arrive Dhaka
Jan 25 – Attend Chobi Mela Opening
Jan 26-30 – 5 Day Masterclass with Jodi Bieber and attending Chobi Mela events (in Dhaka)
Jan 3-Feb 10 – Infield workshop with Pathshala students and staff (various locations)
Feb 11-12 – Editing and Screening of works
Feb 13 – Depart Dhaka
Feb 14 – Arrive Brisbane

Credit Points Awarded:

20CP (3356QCA Collectors and Gatherers)

Number of Participants: 20

Approximate Cost:

Total cost (including airfares, accommodation, visa and workshops) is $3750, however, Griffith International will contribute $500 for students. The the net cost you would need to pay is $3250. You should budget another $500 for food and local transport.

This cost may be reduced further (by as much as $2000) depending on the outcome of a Federal Government Mobility Grant we have applied for (we will be notified of the outcome sometime in October but we need to confirm everything in the meantime). Those eligible can also apply for an OS-HELP loan to cover the total cost which is added to your HECS debt.

Bangladesh Images:

Image by Abir AbdullahImage by Anisul HouqeImage by Munem WasifImage by Shehab Uddin

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