Chobi Mela VI

This month, we are very pleased to invite you to an exclusive screening of selected works from Chobi Mela.

Chobi Mela is an bi-annual International Festival of Photography that takes please in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival took place from 21st Jan – 3rd Feb this year, and had artists from 31 countries showcasing works based on the festival theme; ‘Dreams’. Featuring 29 print exhibitions, mobile exhibitions on 10 rickshaw vans, 33 digital presentations, 9 workshops and several portfolio reviews, Chobi Mela serves as a birthplace of ideas, and a crossover meeting point for many artists. It is an open portal to a mystical world of images showcasing new trends in photography and bringing to the fore issues of our troubled world.

It is a rare opportunity to view this selection of works from the festival here in Kathmandu. We hope you will join us:

Friday, 18th March | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara
Presentations led by Munem Wasif

Can All Dreams be Found Somewhere Else? – Laurence Leblanc, France

Living for the Moment in Medellin’s New Drug War– Kosuke Okahara, Japan

Here Anywhere– Tamas Dezso, Hungary

India Song– Karen Knorr, Puerto Rico

National Geographic All Roads Photography Awards– Rashid Talukder, Bangladesh

Salt Water Tears– Munem Wasif (Photographer present), Bangladesh

In Transition– Contemporary Photographers from Bangladesh

Saturday, 19th March | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara
Presentations led by Tanzim Wahab

Students work from Morten Krogvold’s Workshop (Some participating photographers present)

Suburbia: The Australian Dream– Bronek Kozka, Australia

44 Days– David Burnett, USA

Land of the Free– Shumon Ahmed, Bangladesh

The Gift– Carlos Cazalis, Mexico

Everyday Objects that Hide Human Faces– Abdoul Ganiou Dermani, Togo/ Germany

Koshi Tragedy– Sailendra Kharel (Photographer present), Nepal

Chobi Mela: A trend – setting photo exhibition (Republica | 23 March 2011)