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Bioscope 3 features captures by youngsters

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 17,2019 | Updated: 23:10, Mar 16,2019

 
 

Visitors look at displayed photographs at the exhibition. — Abdullah Apu

A three-day photography exhibition featuring works of emerging photographers is going on at Gallery-5 of National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The festival, titled ‘Bioscope-3 Photography Festival 2019’, ogranised by Shishuder Jonno Foundation is featuring a total of 54 photographs, among which 36 are captures by participants aged between 13-18 and 18 photographs are done by participants aged between 19-25.
Sector Commanders’ Forum president major general (retd) KM Shafiullah Bir Uttam inaugurated the festival as the chief guest while acclaimed photographer Nasir Ali Mamun, freedom fighter Baktiar Uddin Chowdhury and joint secretary general of Sectors Commander’s Forum professor Abul Kalam Azad Patwari were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony on Friday.
The festival also features seven photographs showing country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with children.
The displayed photographs, comprising 32 captured by cameras and 22 by cell phone cameras, address issues like plight of deprived children, childhood memories, scenic beauty of rural Bengal, and others.
Ashraful Rafid’s photograph titled ‘Admash’ shows a boy looking at the clouded sky while holding a kite in his hands.
Salaman Farshi has captured expressions of an old woman in nine individual frames.
Sowrojoy Bhowmik Kabya’s photograph titled ‘Life in An Island’ shows a father and son walking together in a field holding hands.
Besides the photographs, the festival featured a workshop on photography on Saturday.
The festival will end on March 17 with an awards ceremony.

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