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New Developments: How a photography course in Dhaka is challenging religious and artistic prejudices

New Developments OPINION – 11 MAR 2016 BY DANIEL BAUMANN Frieze.com How a photography course in Dhaka is challenging religious and artistic prejudices Rasel Chowdhury, winner of the 3rd Samdani Art Award, People on low incomes living in slums beside the … Continue reading

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Chobi Mela IX: Transitions

Imagine being told you have only ten more days. To love, to live, to celebrate, to cherish, to repent, to ponder. Perhaps ten weeks, maybe months. Perhaps you have cancer, or you are on someone’s hit list. Or you have … Continue reading

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Photographer Rasel Chowdhury Wins Bangladesh’s Top Contemporary Art Award

Photographer Rasel Chowdhury Wins Bangladesh’s Top Contemporary Art Award Henri Neuendorf, Friday, February 5, 2016 artnet News Documentary photographer Rasel Chowdhury beat out 300 other applicants to win this year’s Samdani Art Award. The winner was announced today at the Dhaka Art Summit, which is … Continue reading

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As Drik as Possible

Introduction to the Drik 2016 calendar. A behind the scenes glimpse at a remarkable media phenomenon: The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the … Continue reading

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Footprint Modulation: art, climate and displacement

An exhibition by Metaceptive Projects + Media 5th June – 5th July 2015 across five venues in Durham, UK Introductory description from the curator and artistic director, Kooj Chuhan International artists, researchers, communities and local activists are combining forces using … Continue reading

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Majority World exhibition in Rome: Justice in Focus

IDLO Photo Exhibition in Rome Farnesina Porte Aperte 2015 22 – 29 May 2015 IDLO’s photo exhibition “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda” will form part of this year’s initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International … Continue reading

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Drik’s 2015 Calendar: “Intimacy”

  INTIMACY Quiet moments, tender thoughts, wistful emptiness make up our love songs. Raindrops on misty windowpanes, the cool breeze of dusk, dry leaves, fill our odes to belonging. We pine. Almost inaudibly we whisper, I miss you. Intimacy is … Continue reading

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Call for themes: Chobi Mela VIII

Theme for Chobi Mela VIII Win a festival catalogue! Deadline: 28 February 2014 Propose your theme for Chobi Mela VIII, January 2015 Chobi Mela, the international festival of photography since its inception in 2000 has aimed at exploring the semiotics … Continue reading

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