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Didi. The Street Fighter

MAHASWETA DEVI (JANUARY 14, 1926 – JULY 28, 2016), WRITER AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST Protocol wasn’t Didi’s thing. Shoitan! (Satan) she would say lovingly. And then grab you and plonk you on her lap. The fact that both Rahnuma and I were far … Continue reading

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Photography in Bangladesh: a medium on the move

The Financial Times Visual Arts March 4, 2016 3:00 pm by Maya Jaggi Fêted internationally, the country’s photographers have struggled for status at home. Could that be about to change? From the series ‘Railway Longings’ (2011-2015) by Rasel Chowdhury The eerie … Continue reading

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As Drik As Possible

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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Drik’s 25th Anniversary

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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Launch of Shifting Gravity in Venice

Book Launch: Shifting Gravity A Discourse on Biennials May 30, 2013, 6:00pm-8:00pm Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Crozzola Hall, Venice, Italy The Gwangju Biennale Foundation is pleased to invite you to the launch of the book Shifting Gravity on the 30th … Continue reading

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Portfolio Reviews at Chobi Mela VII

Have your work critiqued by the world’s top professionals during Chobi Mela VII Portfolio review will offer you an opportunity to meet with eminent photographers, curators and editors for useful advice and guidance on their works and careers. Participants will … Continue reading

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Christopher Pinney to Attend Chobi Mela

Christopher Pinney Lakshmi Photo by Christopher Pinney Christopher Pinney Christopher Pinney – Discussion: Archiving project in India Saturday, 26 January, 4:30PM, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Christopher Pinney – Workshop: Transformations in the History of Photography 28-29 January, Speed 3 Christopher Pinney … Continue reading

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NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati at Chobi Mela VII

Photo by Bhimi Gurung NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati, photo.circle Presentation: “Retelling histories; creating an archive for family photo albums in Nepal” by Nepal Picture Library Monday, 28 January, 11AM, EMK Center In 2007, NayanTara co-founded photo.circle; a photography … Continue reading

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