Students of United International University have depicted different social issues, natural scenery at a group photo show underway at Drik Gallery in the capital.
Organised by the Photographic Club of United International University, the exhibition titled ‘Photo Carnival 17’ features a total of 85 photographs by 35 students.
The event features photographs on diverse themes and subjects. The majority of the displayed photographs depict lives, dreams and struggles of the ordinary people, social issues and scenic beauty of rural Bangladesh.
BBA student Zoyara has displayed the life of the ordinary people in her displayed photograph, which shows a woman and a bird cage. The photograph has been shot in such a way that it seems the woman herself is trapped inside the cage. Through the image, Zoyara has addressed the condition of women in the society.
Mahmudul Hasan, who is also a BBA student, has captured a rickshaw van in rain in his displayed photograph. The rickshaw van is loaded with goods. The driver of the van is struggling to pull the loaded rickshaw van forward amid all the rain.
Sheikh Shahrikh Hasan, on the other hand, is displaying microscope photos. Microscopes can see what no human eyes can, but the incredible views are often limited to the person behind the lens.
Paired with a camera, however, photographers can capture the tiny objects and bring it to all of us.
The displayed a microscope image by Hasan shows a small spider. The photograph offers an enhanced image of the spider. Its eyes, legs and hairs on its body are clearly visible in the photograph.
Shamim Reza, an economics student at UIU, has captured the national bird of Bangladesh magpie-robin sitting on a branch of a tree in his photograph.
SM Mushfiqur, treasurer of the club, told New Age that initially around 1,000 photographs were submitted for the show. The club selected 85 photographs for the exhibition.
The exhibition, which commenced on Thursday, will remain open for all from 3pm to 8pm till Saturday.
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