Photography show features climate change

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 17:47, Oct 23,2018


Visitors look at a photograph on display at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. — Sony Ramany

A group photography exhibition featuring photographs on climate change and natural disaster began on Tuesday at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The five-day show, Jalabayu and Janajiban, displays 69 photographs by 37 photographers from 582 entries for the competitive show.

All the selected photographs of the show depict the adverse impact of climate change and natural disasters like flood, cyclone, drought and river erosion.

Culture minister Assaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the show organised by the NGO Manusher Jonno Foundation for growing awareness on the impact of climate change.

‘It’s a good move to make people aware of the climate change issue as we are mainly responsible for the problem,’ the minister said.

 ‘We have to take initiatives to save the nature for our future,’ he added.


The minister also handed over certificates to all the participants and awards to the five winners.

Sumon Paul got the first and third prize for separate two photographs. Sheikh Mohiuddin won the second prize while fourth and fifth prizes went to Moniruzzaman Sajal and Omar Faruk.

Sumon Paul’s untitled photograph, for which he won the first prize, shows sufferings of the flood victims near the Brahmaputra River.

Suman got a checque of Tk 40,000, a crest and a certificate for the first prize. He also received a checque of Tk 10,000, a crest and a certificate for winning the third prize for another photo.  

The second prize winner Mohiuddin received Tk 20,000, a crest and a certificate.

The fourth and fifth prize winners received Tk 10,000, a crest and a certificate each.

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