Ten photographers illustrate selected aspects of globalization in Asia, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Their stories express a single subject that can be comprehended only in the light of its constant transformation.
Together they create a whole, which is brought together in the exhibition.
TALES FROM A GLOBALIZING WORLD is a collective project that draws its strength from its individual authors. By uniting diverse photographic perspectives and styles of expression, it combines various aspects of globalization into an image of the new reality that is shaping the world we live in.
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Ziyo Gafic, Philip Jones Griffiths, Tim Hetherington,
Thomas Kern, Bertien van Manen, Shehzad Noorani, Cristina Nuñez, Andreas
Seibert and Stephan Vanfleteren.
Conceived, curated and produced by
The show begins its international tour at Drik’s new gallery in Dhanmondi at 5:00 pm today (22nd September 2005) and will be the inaugural show at this exciting new venue. The exhibition will later go on to Cairo and Rome.
The guest of honour for the exhibition will be Professor Muzaffer Ahmad,
Trustee, Transparency International Bangladesh. Dr. Dora Rapold, the
honourable Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh will be present as
the special guest.
The project is an initiative launched in 2002 by the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation (SDC).
http://www.newint.org/issue378/exposure.htm 'We are at the mercy of the river. Sometimes it spares us the agony of shifting out. Sometimes it doesn't. But almost always it haunts us.' Zoinuddin is a grizzled 70 years old. He is one of the people who live on the temporary islands of the River Brahmaputra, which are constantly flooded. I first met him when I was on an assignment for Outlook magazine. I came back with enough pictures for my magazine. But I returned to the same place a year later to photograph independently. It was then that I saw this sunken boat being pulled out of the water. The immense labour put in by these people to retrieve the boat struck me as the perfect symbol of their daily struggle for survival. It was as if through this one picture I had captured the essence of the lives of the people of the temporary islands of the Brahmaputra. Swapan Nayak, India
Born Aid 20. The Commission on Africa. Live 8. Make Poverty History. The G8 Summit in Gleneagles. We are witnessing renewed debate about global poverty, disasters and development, especially in Africa. Coming two decades after the Ethiopian famine of the mid-1980's the time is ripe for a reconsideration of the power and purpose of disaster pictures given the way the images of the Ethiopian famine spawned the original Band Aid/Live Aid phenomenon. http://www.imaging-famine.org/ Imaging Famine is one of several intriguing events I'll be involved with in September 2005. The event in New York is not public, so I've left out the details, but I will be there in case anyone wants to meet up. 5th and 6th September: Imaging Famine Conference The Newsroom. Guardian. London. UK contact: Dave Clark, Bolton University: dj at djclark.com http://www.imaging-famine.org/ *8th September: Panel Discussion: Imaging Development* *Open University Campus, **Milton Keynes**. **UK*** *contact: Helen Yanacopulos, Open University: H.Yanacopulos at open.ac.uk * *http://www.devstud.org.uk/Conference05/abstracts/PED.htm * 10th September: Symposium, A Critical Evaluation of Photographic Commissions Sunderland University. Sunderland. UK contact: Bas Vroege, Paradox: Ebv at paradox.nl http://www.theiprn.org/temp/media/pdf/folder.pdf 12th – 14th September: New York 17th and 19th September: 15th Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo. Brazil contact: Luciana Gomide, Video Brasil: *fcfcom at uol.com.br* www.videobrasil.org.br <http://www.videobrasil.org.br>** ** 22nd September: Launch of Internatioanal Touring Exhibition: Tales From a Globalising World Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh contact: Rezaur Rahman, Drik: reza at drik.net http://www.foto8.com/reviews/V2N3/globalizing.html 24th September: National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Egyptian Theatre: Los Angeles. USA contact: Alexandra Nicholson, National Geographic: anichols at ngs.org http://www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads/schedules_la.html 26th September: Presentation: "In Search of the Shade of the Banyan Tree" UCLA. Los Angeles. USA contact: Angilee Shah: angshah.asiamedia at gmail.com 29th September: Conference: Free Media The Norwegian Institute of Journalism contact: Solberg Oona, MFA: oona.solberg at mfa.no http://www.ij.no/friemedier.htm It was Drik's birthday yesterday! Sweet Sixteen! Best wishes, Shahidul ps: we've started a data entry unit and are looking for work. So if you have any ideas...