Photo show portrays ordinary lifeCultural Correspondent
A four-day photography exhibition displaying the life of common people is going on at the Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi.
The exhibition displays 60 untitled images captured by about 50 young and aspiring photographers. The images on display have been selected from a facebook photo contest that was open for young passionate photographers.
The exhibition is divided into five sections — Daily Life, Portrait, Landscape, Red and Green, and Street.
The Daily Life section features human life in different professions. One of the images in this section lensed by Mohammad Shahedul Islam depicts an old man unloading piles of logs from a boat. The image is displayed as an example of the daily struggles of the common people.
In the Portrait section, Mohammad Sajid Rahman’s photograph shows the portrait of a coy woman who has covered the greater part of her face with an orna and only her eyes are visible.
A beautiful night view of Dhaka City is captured by Partha S Mandathat. The photograph displayed at the Landscape section shows small windows, with light shining through them, of high-rise buildings set against the pitch black night sky.
A man walking on a village path carrying a basket full of bright red roses on his head has been captured by Milton Bennett. The image is displayed at the Red and Green section of the exhibition.
The life on streets of Dhaka is illustrated in images displayed at the Street Section of the exhibition. Jonathan Munsi’s touching image at that section shows a poor, street girl taking shelter under a roadside tree in heavy rainfall. The girl’s helplessness against the wicked weather is captured within the frames of the photo.
One of the participating photographers Abul Quayum, who is also a software engineer, expressed his satisfaction for being a participant of the show. ‘Participating at the show, I got the opportunity to see the works of many other aspiring photographers,’ Quayum told New Age.
The exhibition organsied by Robi Photo School, a project of mobile phone operator Robi, began on January 09. The exhibition will remain open from 3:00 to 8:00pm till today.
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