Source: David Sutherland
Saiful Huq Omi a finalist: Saiful Huq Omi, born in Bangladesh in 1980, graduated from Pathshala South Asian Institute of Photography and became a photographer in 2005. He is represented by Polaris Images. His works have been published in Newsweek, Foto File USA, New Internationalist, Time Magazine, The Guardian, and Asian Photography and in the Arab News. He has lectured and presented his works at The London School of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Columbia University and in many other universities.
Khaled Hasan wins student award for excellence: Khaled Hasan, a student at Pathshala South Asian Institute of Photography in Bangladesh, graduating in 2009. Khaled was a recipient of the National Geographic All Roads Award in 2008. Each Award of Excellence winner receives a $1600 scholarship that pays part of tuition, fees and living expenses to study photojournalism in London in the fall semester at Syracuse University in London and a $500 cash grant to help produce their proposed stories.
Nice to see our photographers winning, but producing formula pictures is a worrying trend. SA.
Double Page Spread in Guardian by Akash
The Oslo University College (OUC) and Pathshala-South Asian Institute of Photography have been running a collaborative teaching programme since January 2003. A group of fourteen students from OUC arrived in Bangladesh to collaborate with twelve 2nd year students from Pathshala and one student from the Danish School of Journalism. The programme started with a four-day workshop conducted by Philip Blenkinsop of NOOR Agency, After the workshop, students worked in the field on their personal projects from January 14 to February 7, 2009. They will be presenting their work today and tomorrow, the 13th and 14th of February from 3.00pm – 8.00pm at Goethe Institute, House # 10, Road # 9, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209.
You are cordially invited to the presentation.
16 Panthapath, Sukrabad, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Morten Krogvold conducted a workshop for Pathshala students and visiting students from Oslo. The show will open at 4:00 pm at Shilpakala Academy on the 11th February 2009.
The OUC/Pathshala students who participated in the workshop will be presenting their work at the Goethe Institut on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February 3-8 p.m
Workshop by Philip Blenkinsop
The celebrated photographer Philip Blenkinsop of Noor Agency is currently conducting a workshop for students of Oslo University College (OUC) and Pathshala. This is the fourth time that Students of OUC led by their teacher Per Anders Rosenkvist are doing their course on international photojournalism at Pathshala. After a short intensive workshop, the students from the two countries team up to produce photo essays in various parts of Bangladesh. This year OUC students will also be participating in Chobi Mela workshops. Another Noor photographer Kadir van Lohuizen will be showing his work Diamond Matters at Chobi Mela V. Thanks to Gary Knight of the agency VII for linking us up with Philip, and to Claudia Hinterseer, the managing director of Noor, for facilitating Kadir’s show.
Saiful Huq Omi finalist in 2009 Aftermath Project Grant
Omi’s proposal was to produce a body of work on the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Selected images from Omi’s submitted portfolio (not from the Rohingya project) follow:
GMB Akash wins four prizes in The Visual Cultural Awards
1) Award of Excellence, in Photographic Essay category
2) Award of Excellence in Photographic Story category
3) Gold in Photographic Essay category
4) the top honour of Visual Maker of the Year
As a result of being awarded Visual Maker of the Year, he will have a solo exhibition at the Charleston Center for Photography in South Carolina, USA starting January 15th, 2009.
The myth of freedom in Western societies
by Lino Hellings
The artist Lino Hellings from Netherlands is going give a lecture on ‘The myth of freedom in Western societies.’ on Tuesday, 25th of November 2008 at Pathshala. The session will start at 6:00pm. Everybody related to Pathshala is invited to the event.
Thanking you all,
A Short Brief on Lino Hellings:
Lino Hellings has been an artist in public space for 33 years. Public space in Europe has gone through major changes in that timespan. Lino will show examples of her work which will illustrate the changing relation between people and their environments.
Lino has come to Bangladesh and more specified to DRIK to do research about her new plan. The start of a worldwide erroristnetwork. If you go to the website: http://www.errorist.net, you will find her experiences so far.
Final Presentation by Pathshala and Bjerkely Students
Dear Tutors and Students,
It is a pleasure to inform you that the Final Presentation of the participating students from Pathshala and Bjerkely will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2008 from 2.00pm to 8.30pm at Alliance Francaise auditorium (1st floor), 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205. Our 2nd year and 3rd year students will not have any classes on next Saturday and Sunday because of this presentation. It is expected that all 2nd and 3rd year students will attend the presentation programme.
We request you to attend this presentation and share your ideas.
Pathshala-South Asian Institute of Photography
16 Panthapath, Sukrabad, Dhaka, Bangladesh.