Lecture: Principles for Interpreting Photographs by Hasib Zakaria

In our effort to continue to create discourse around photography, we are happy to present to you a lecture by Hasib Zakaria, the new vice principal of Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy in Bangladesh. Hasib will be speaking about;

Principles for Interpreting Photographs

Does a photograph speak for itself ? A photograph is different from an ordinary object because it is about something. Because it is about something, it requires interpretation to function as a photograph or as an artwork. ¬†One of the best ways to appreciate an image is to observe, think and talk about it. Interpretation is central to looking at all images, historical and contemporary, those we call ‘fine art’ as well as those daily seen in visual culture. Photographs provide insight, information and knowledge only if we interpret them.

5 PM – 7 PM
Thursday, 11th August 2011
The Bakery Cafe, Sundhara

About Hasib Zakaria
Hasib Zakaria is a Bangladeshi photographer who graduated from Pathshala, South Asian Media Academy in 2003. Since then, he has been lecturing at Pathshala, and is now the new vice principal. Hasib is currently a PhD candidate at Vrije University Brussels.