Chobi Mela in Dhaka this week // Founder Shahidul Alam joins fD Advocates

Posted on January 23, 2011 | No Comments

The Chobi Mela VI – International Festival of Photography will be held from 21 January to 3 February, 2011 in Dhaka Bangladesh and will present the work of creative artists participating from 30 countries. The festival with its theme “Dreams” is designed to be a birthplace of ideas, and a crossover meeting point for many artists. It will open a portal to a mystical world of images showcasing new trends in photography and bringing to the fore issues of our troubled world. In congruence with the exhibitions there will be 8 workshops, 2 portfolio reviews and a week-long discussions, seminars and lectures at Goethe-Institut Auditorium that will initiate debates and discussions on issues central to contemporary photographic practice. The main attraction on the 22 January at Goethe-Institut will be a video conference with Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court. In this position, his mandate is to select and trigger investigations and prosecutions of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, namely genocide, crimes against Ray Ban outlet humanity and war crimes. The Inaugural ceremony and the evening presentations will also be broadcast live on the internet and you can read the festival blog here.

The founder of Drik International News Photo Agency and the Chobi Mela Festival, Shahidul Alam has joined a freeDimensional  committee of Advocates; fD will solicit advice and expertise from this group as needed, and the new committee will be a source of on the ground information and nominations for fD’s Distress Services.


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