Photos depict people, nature

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:09, Jan 18,2020


Nujhat Purnata, left, explains a photograph to Bangladesh Awami League advisory council member Tofail Ahmed at the inaugural ceremony of her solo photography exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Abdullah Apu

Upcoming photographer Nujhat Purnata’s works displayed at Gallery-6, National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy give visitors a glimpse into diverse topics including human relationship, nature, human-animal bond, urban life, plight of Rohingyas and others.

The two-day exhibition, the first solo of Purnata, titled ‘In between borders & other political constructs’ is featuring a total of 50 photographs.

Tofail Ahmed, lawmaker also Bangladesh Awami League advisory council member, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association president Rubana Huq, Bangladesh Pratidin editor Naeem Nizam and others were present at the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition held on Friday.

‘I have captured the photographs while travelling to Portugal, the United States, France, Mexico, Bahamas and Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. I want to portray the plight of Rohingyas and political constructs. I captured the photographs in the last four years,’ said Nujhat Purnata, who completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Massachusetts in the United States.

To mention a few works, a displayed photograph shows a man posing with a fish in his hand on a sea beach while another photograph shows a woman travelling in a car with her pet dog.

A number of displayed photographs portray the plight of Rohingya people. A photograph by Purnata shows Rohingyas waiting to see a doctor outside a makeshift medical camp while another photograph shows a Rohingya child looking through a bamboo fence.

The exhibition will end today.

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