May 23, 2013 | 03:24 AM (BD Time)
23 May, 2013 Thursday
Anwar Hossain’s solo photo exhibition at ULAB
Art & Culture Report:
The Department of Media Studies and Journalism of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organised a photography exhibition of renowned photographer and cinematographer Anwar Hossain entitled “Basundia Bliss” at its campus lobby in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
A collection of 30 photographs depicting the life, culture and environment of people living in two villages of Basundia, Jessore were on display in the exhibition. Anwar Hossain feels a strong emotional connection with the people there given their traditional way of life and their preservation of the environment. The photographs were taken from December 2011 to February 2012.
During the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition Anwar Hossain projected 30 additional photographs taken from Basundia were also presented. Moreover, Nazmul Haque Khan and three village representatives expressed their views about the exhibition, while ULAB Senior Lecturer Shams Bin Qader provided an analysis in this regard.
This is the second exhibition of Anwar Hossain, which has organised in the ULAB campus. The first was entitled “Kolkata-Calcutta” held in December last year.
Anwar Hossain, photographer, cinematographer and architect, was born at Dhaka in 1948. Photographing since 1967, won 60 international awards in photography and is the author of seven major photo-books on Bangladesh, Dhaka, Women and France.
Anwar filmed about 15 fictions and 30 documentary films with numerous awards in cinematography. He served as the sole jury in the Commonwealth photo contest at Cyprus in 1980, film jury in France in 1999 and the principal national jury in Bangladesh 2008 - 2011. Arps, Afiap, Asiipc, Anwar has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by NSU Dhaka. A Bangla - France citizen, Anwar has been living in Paris since 1993.
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