DUES holds environment photo fest

Cultural correspondent | Published: 21:21, Jul 28,2018

 
 

Visitors look at photographs at the National Art Gallery on Saturday. — Ali Hasan Mintu

A three-day group photography show featuring 160 photographs on environmental issues began on Saturday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s National Art Gallery.
The show, first-ever organised by Dhaka University Environment Society, features photographs taken by 110 photographers on many environmental aspects to grow awareness on their protections.
These photographs were selected by a three-member jury from 4,116 entries.
Anti-Corruption Commission director general Md Munir Chowdhury inaugurated the festival as a chief guest. BSA’s fine arts department director Alshraful Alam Paplu and Dhaka University assistant proctor A K Lutful Kabir, among others, were present at the programme.
They praised DUES for organising such an awareness generating show on environmental issues.
The photos were displayed under seven categories: Wild life, environmental pollution, environmental awareness, nature, eco-travel, environment saving activities and disaster (environmental and manmade).
Abul Bashar has displayed the photograph titled ‘Bela Sheshe’, which depicts the natural beauty of rural Bengal. The photograph shows the magical red sky during sunset.
Aasia Shupti’s photograph titled ‘Freedom of Flying’ brings to light Bangladesh’s rich biodiversity and metaphorically represents eco-friendly travel. The photograph shows a butterfly in a jungle.
Three best photos will get prizes. The winner of the contest will get ten thousand taka, 1st runner up will get seven thousand taka and 2nd runner up will get five thousand taka along with a crest, certificate and framed photos.
Besides, each of the participants will receive a crest and certificate.

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