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Rare and Unseen photographs of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the Drik archives

A self-taught photographer with a strong sense of humour Rashid Talukder received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chobi Mela international photography festival in Dhaka, in 2006. His images of the war of liberation of Bangladesh and the political events leading up to it, … Continue reading

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Bangladesh 1971

From the Drik Agency Archive Public event · By BRISBANE POWERHOUSE 7 November at 09:00 until 3 December at 17:00 in UTC+10 This documentary photographic exhibition presents historical photographic overview of the Bangladesh war of independence in 1971. The Bangladesh war of independence was one of the bloodiest conflicts … Continue reading

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Archiving 1971

Photo: Don Mccullin Archiving 1971 By Sharmin Ahmed Star Weekend Winston Churchill said, “History is written by the victors.” And when history is one-sided, it becomes a propaganda instrument. Archiving is a form of respecting not only history but the truth, … Continue reading

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Afsan Chowdhury in conversation with Sophia Balagamwala

Oak Fellow Afsan Chowdhury Afsan Chowdhury was born in 1954. He has had a parallel career in development work and the media. He has been active in multi-disciplinary research, media relations, journalism, and program development for two decades, and is … Continue reading

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Archiving 1971

Date & Time: 12 February, 2012 from 11am to 1pm Venue: Jatiya Press Club, Dhaka (Conference Room) The programme will also be online live at www.drik.tv History, at least in its initial form is generally written by the victor. But … Continue reading

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Bangladesh 1971

Subscribe to ShahidulNews They had risked all to hold on to this moment in history. The scarred negatives, hidden from the military, wrapped in old cloth, buried underground, also bore the wounds of war. These photographers were the only soldiers … Continue reading

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When The Mind Says Yes

It was in the foothills of the Himalayas that he was born. In a bullock cart amidst a snowstorm. It was in the cold chill of January, in the severest winter in Bangladesh’s memory, that he died. Alone and uncared … Continue reading

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