Chobi Mela

Photo by Drik/Majority World

Good bye! See You in 2015!

Published on February 7th, 2013 | by shift

Chobi Mela VII will come to an end tonight when the doors close on the exhibitions at the various galleries around Dhaka. We would wish to thank all the exhibiting artists, event participants, workshop conductors, sponsors ... Read More


Chris Riley

Nii Obodai Photo by Chris Riley

In a visual age, visionaries

Published on February 6th, 2013 | by shift

by Chris Riley From portraits of the men and women who made Bangladesh, to a poem to The Buriganga. From an intimate examination of the bond between two sisters and a rare skin disorder to the ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Photo by Drik/Majority World

Take a Bow

Published on February 6th, 2013 | by shift

Chobi Mela is slowly saying good bye and see you again in 2015. After last night’s closing ceremony the galleries will remain open for another two days, so you still have ’til tomorrow to visit Dhaka ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Photo by Adnan Wahid/Drik/Majoity World

Opportunity Knocks

Published on February 4th, 2013 | by shift

Yesterday saw the opening ceremony of the last exhibition at Chobi Meal VII. The festival intends to bring together veteran and budding photographers – and what better way to do so than to hold workshops. During ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Photo by Drik

First week round-up

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by shift

The first week of Chobi Mela is coming to an end. Here are some snaps from the events of the past couple of days.             v v v  ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Photo by Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Buy Chips

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by shift

Why if I had known our arrival log would make it into Le Journal de la Photographie I would’ve put a little bit more effort into my hand-writing. Find out about the chips and fake corpses ... Read More


Sarker Protick

Sarker Protick

Sarker Protick – Less is More

Published on January 31st, 2013 | by shift

The second Bangladeshi photographer exhibiting at Chobi Mela VII is Sarker Protick: When one meets Sarker Protick, he immediately strikes one as a musician. His fingers are slender from having plucked guitar strings for too long, ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Graciela Iturbide - Photo by Drik

Quick, Quick! Don’t Miss It!

Published on January 29th, 2013 | by shift

Things are moving fast at Chobi Mela. It’s already day 5 at the festival and each day is chock-full of interesting events and discussions – and some riots here and there just to spice things up. ... Read More


Chobi Mela

Photo by Hai Zhang

Chobi Mela is a Riot!

Published on January 28th, 2013 | by shift

And Dhaka as well… The morning sessions at the EMK today ran a little bit late due to some of the speakers being locked inside their hotel. Patrick Witty and Veneta Bullen arrived late for their panel ... Read More


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