The city has turned into a photo lovers' paradise for with every major
gallery exhibiting works from around the world as Dhaka hosts Chobi Mela V or
International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh 2009, reports bdnews24.com.
Two exhibitions were inaugurated at Drik Gallery Saturday. Gallery-1 was
holding a show titled 'Buena Memoria' by Argentine photographer Marcelo
Brodsky. A look into the young days of the photographer, the show is a
nostalgic journey into days lost in the endless abyss of time.
Gallery-2 featured 'Bangladesh 1971', presenting photographic document of the
liberation struggle. Inaugurated by photographer Naibuddin Ahmed, this will be
especially evocative for the 1971 generation and informative for those of a new
generation wanting to taste the spirit of the liberation war.
Both exhibitions will run until February 9:00 from 12 noon-8:00pm.
Featuring over 60 exhibitions with 1,000 works by artists from 33 countries,
the Chobi Mela's launch featured two outstanding intellectuals Mahasweta Devi
and Noam Chomsky taking on the subject of 'Freedom', the theme of this year's
Indian social activist, Magsaysay award winner and writer Devi inaugurated the
near-month long fair by cutting the
ribbon for an exhibition titled 'A Long Walk to Freedom', recreating the life
and history of Nobel peace laureate Nelson Mandela, at the National Museum.