Photos, cartoons depict impact of corruption

Tanzil Rahaman | Published: 00:00, Dec 12,2018


Guests and award recipients pose for a photo.— New Age photo

A five-day group show featuring cartoons and photographs portraying impact of corruption commenced on Sunday at Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi.
The exhibition, organised by Transparency International Bangladesh marking International Anti-Corruption Day, features a total of 61 cartoons and 23 photographs.
The top works were awarded at the inaugural ceremony where TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman, chairperson of the TIB board of trustees Sultana Kamal, Swedish ambassador to Bangladesh Charlotta Schlyter and royal Danish ambassador Winnie Estrup Petersen, among others, were present.
A total of 371 participants, divided into two groups according to their age, submitted 751 cartoons to the exhibition.
A three-member jury comprised of chairman of Dhaka University drawing and painting department Shishir Bhattacharjee, editor of Unmad cartoonist Ahsan Habib and cartoonist Shahrier Sahin selected the award winning cartoons.
In Group A (13-18 years), Isaiah Tripland Heaven’s cartoon won the first prize. The cartoon shows a large foot shoe, with images of police taking bribe from motorists, stomping on pedestrians.
Touhid Hasan got the second prize for his cartoon that shows a man making a getaway with a sack full of money riding a horse, while the police are chasing him on a tortoise.
Sumaiya Akter got the third prize for her cartoon showing the word Prashashan being devoured by insects.
In group B (19-25 years), Md Masun Al Mamun won first prize for his cartoon showing a man giving money to a monster representing influential people. Ashraful Islam won the second place and Prosun Halder won the third prize.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in both groups respectively received Tk 75,000, Tk 50,000 and Tk 40,000 as prize money, crests and certificates.
Besides, thirty five participants received special awards.
A total 123 participants submitted 496 photographs to the exhibition.
Principal of Pathshala Abir Abdullah, photographers Shafiqul Alam Kiron and Taslima Akter judged the photographs.
Mohammad Asad won the 1st prize for his photograph showing the aftermath of a road accident. Nurul Islam won the second prize and Rehman Asad won the third prize.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winning photographers respectively received Tk 1,00,000, Tk 60,000 and Tk 40,000 as prize money, crests and certificates.
The exhibition will end on Thursday.

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