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نمایشگاه گروهی عکاسان ایران و بنگلادش





نمایشگاه گروهی عکاسان ایران و بنگلادش در شهر داکا 
 

نمایشگاه عکسی توسط تنی چند از عکاسان ایرانی و بنگلادشی از تاریخ سیزدهم خرداد ماه به مدت دو هفته در گالری زینول دانشگاه هنر های زیبا ی داکا به معرض نمایش در آمد .

این نمایشگاه توسط آقای دکتر هاشمی رایزن فرهنگی سفارت ایران در بنگلادش افتتاح گردید و تعداد چهل و شش قطعه عکس از هفت عکاس ایرانی و هفت عکاس بنگلادشی برای اولین بار در معرض نمایش قرار گرفت .

برپایی این نمایشگاه در حاشیه برگزاری هفتمین کنفرانس بین المللی هنر عکاسی در شهر کلکته هندوستان میان نمایندگان عکاسی دو کشور مورد توافق قرار گرفت .

این ابتکار در جهت ایجاد یک پل ارتباطی میان عکاسان دو کشور ترتیب داده شده است .

هنرمندان عکاس دو کشور آثار خود در موضوعات زیبائیهای طبیعت , مناظر , معماری , پرتره , زندگی اجتماعی مردم , شیوه های زندگی و همچنین تکنیکهای عکاسی را به نمایش گذاشتند .

بلبل احمد رئیس انجمن عکاسی بنگلادش و یکی از شرکت کنندگان می گوید : آثار عکاسان ایرانی با استفاده از فن آوری جدید از تکنیک بسیار بالایی برخوردار بوده و بسیار هنرمندانه و عالی آثارشان را ارائه کرده بودند .

عکاسان ایرانی شرکت کننده در این نمایشگاه عبارتند از :

مهناز صحاف , ابراهیم بهرامی , هاشم جواد زاده , شاهرخ فتحی , علی کریمی رستگار , کاظم حسینی و مجید بندار مقدم و عکاسان بنگلادشی نیز عبارتند از :

بلبل احمد , شازده حلیم پالی , جهانگیر اعلم , محمد زبیر , محبوب الرحمن دیپو , محمد انور حسین و دلیپ کمار داس .

این نمایشگاه در آینده نیز در ایران به نمایش در خواهد آمد .





Life in frames
Bangladesh-Iran Group Photography Exhibition
Afsar Ahmed

A circle of very close friends, all of them from different professions and different age groups, more interestingly they are from two different countries: Bangladesh and Iran. But one thing is common: their urge to capture the precious moments of life in frames. This was in ample evidence at the recent Bangladesh-Iran Group Photography Exhibition at the Zainul Gallery of the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, in association with the Iranian Cultural Center.

A question immediately cropped up on viewing the exhibition: How did these enthusiastic photographers get together? Shazida Halim Poly, one of the members of the circle, reminisced, "A few of us Bangladeshi photographers went to India in January '04, to attend a photography conference. This was a window of opportunity to meet photographers from various countries. We were fortunate to come across the Iranian photographers. It didn't take too long for us to become very good friends."

Not surprisingly, good teamwork and splendid photography were in evidence at the exhibition. Dr MR Hashemi, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, inaugurated the show and said, "This exhibition will acquaint the visitors of Bangladesh and Iran with photography and talented photographers."

Organised by the seven Bangladeshi photographers: Bulbul Ahmed, Shazida Halim Poly, Dilip Kumar Das, KM Jahangir Alam, Mohammad Zubaer, Anower Hossain and Mahbubur Rahman Dipu; the exhibition featured 46 photographs by 14 photographers. Among the Iranian counterparts were Ebrahim Bahrami, Ali Karimi Rastegar, Kazem Hosseini, Mahnaz Sahaf, Hashem Javed Zadeh, Majid Bondar Moghaddam and Shahrokh Fathi.

"It's a friendly exhibition totally sponsored by us," said Jahangir. "The focus of the exhibition is to promote the positive aspects of the two countries," he added.

The selection procedure was undertaken by Bangladeshi photographers. Amplifying on this aspect, Poly commented, "We received around 60 magnificent photographs from our Iranian counterparts but due to lack of sponsorship and space we could display only 23 photographs of them."

The traditional vision of photography from the Persian world seemed to consist exclusively of sepia-toned images. The 23 photographs depicted the splendours of Iran and the richness of Persian culture, such as the ruined city of Persepolis and the mosques at Isfahan, contemporary scenes of city and rural life drawn from every corner of Iran and beyond.

The glimpse of a Burkha clad woman in the fish market or another woman attired likewise with her eyes closed standing at the entrance of an old edifice, while attired in colourful traditional dress, a woman sitting in a clothing store and the paragon of beauty -- a Persian girl sitting on the grass-- were just the chronicles of the arty portraits of the Iranian women.

Other photographs, depicting lifestyle, nature, portrait, action, still life and architecture were also mind-boggling. The composition of a turquoise wall and orange bench and an old man in blue, passing by or a regal Persian carpet and many more were a delight to one's eyes.

While the Iranian photographs brought out the melancholy shades of gray and blue the Bangladeshi photographs were more colourful and more down to earth. The serene and lyrical beauty of the pastoral Bangladesh and its people were exemplified through 23 outstanding photographs. The magical ray of the sunlight illuminating the hands of a lady working at a granary, the sunset mirrored on the water, the lyrical view of a boat at sunset, the traditional cultivating method with two bulls and a farmer and the beautiful autumn sky -- they were just awe inspiring.

So what were the basic differences between Bangladeshi and Iranian photographers? "The different anthropology and geographical variations make the real differences. They showcase Iran's recent history and contemporary life as much as its past, but above all convey a vibrant sense of the country, its art, and its people," said the Bangladeshi counterparts.

 

Bangladesh-Iran group
photography exhibition
ROBAB ROSAN

An exhibition jointly organised by Bangladeshi and Iranian photographers is being held at Zainul Gallery of the Institute of Fine Art of the Dhaka University from June 3. Iranian Cultural Counseller, Dr MR Hashemi inaugurated the exhibition. It remains open from 3:00pm to 8:00pm till June 16.
   Forty six photographs by seven Bangladeshi and seven Iranian photographers are being displayed at the exhibition, the first of its kind. A joint initiative has been taken in arranging this exhibition with the purpose of building a bridge between the photographers of the two countries.
   Photographers of both the counties have displayed the bounty of natural beauty; besides landscapes, portraits of the people and their lifestyle have also been captured by their cameras.
   A photograph of a labourer at his backbreaking work, by Shazida Halim Poly and another of the environmental hazard in the ship breaking yards in Chittagong by Bulbul Ahmed bring a different feel to the exhibition.
   Poly?s snap of the Madhabkunda Waterfall is also very striking, both in colour and in composition.
   Amid the picturesque views of rural Iran and the colourful life of the Iranian villagers, a photograph by Ali Karimi Rastegar?s takes the visitors thousand of years back. The photograph presents the relics of Iran?s ancient civilisation.
   Bangladesh?s, Mahbubur Rahman Dipu very artistically presents the RAJUK Bhaban. The splendid lighting of the building makes the photograph a truly beautiful composition.
   ?This is really a great opportunity for the viewers as well as Bangladeshi photographers to enjoy the works of their Iranian counterparts,? said Bulbul Ahmed, president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society and one of the participants in the exhibition.
   According to him, the photographs by Iranians are technically very rich. ?They use modern technology and can produce artistic and superior works,? said Ahmed.
   About the Bangladeshi photographers he said, ?We give importance to the subject rather than the technical aspects. We try to portray the real beauty of an object or a scene in our photographs.?
   Bangladeshi photographers taking part are Bulbul Ahmed, Shazida Halim Poly, KM Jahangir Alam, Mohammad Zubaer, Mahbubur Rahman Dipu, Mohammad Anwar Hossain and Dilip Kumar Das.
   Mahnaz Sahaf, Ebrahim Bahrami, Hashem Javadzadeh, Shahrokh Fathi, Ali Karimi Rastegar, Kazem Hosseini and Majid Bondar Moghaddam are participating from Iran.
   The organisers hope that this exhibition will usher the exchange of views among the photographers in Bangladesh and Iran. These photographs will also be displayed in Iran soon.