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Tales From A Globalising World: Launch of World Tour

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.

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.

Photographed by

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

Daniel Schwartz

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)

September 22, 2005 Posted by | News Archives, Photography, Photojournalism | Leave a comment

At The Mercy Of The River  swapan-nayak.jpg

'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

September 14, 2005 Posted by | Photography, Photojournalism, Southern Exposure | Leave a comment

Imaging Famine and other events

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 

 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 

  *8th September: Panel Discussion: Imaging Development*

*Open University Campus, **Milton Keynes**. **UK***

*contact: Helen Yanacopulos, Open University: H.Yanacopulos at *

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 10th September: Symposium, A Critical Evaluation of Photographic 

Sunderland University. Sunderland. UK

contact: Bas Vroege, Paradox: Ebv at 

 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* <>**


 22nd September: Launch of Internatioanal Touring Exhibition: Tales From a 
Globalising World

Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

contact: Rezaur Rahman, Drik: reza at

 24th September: National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival

Egyptian Theatre: Los Angeles. USA 

contact: Alexandra Nicholson, National Geographic: anichols at

 26th September: Presentation: "In Search of the Shade of the Banyan Tree"

UCLA. Los Angeles. USA

contact: Angilee Shah: angshah.asiamedia at

 29th September: Conference: Free Media
The Norwegian Institute of Journalism 

contact: Solberg Oona, MFA: oona.solberg at 
 It was Drik's birthday yesterday! Sweet Sixteen!
 Best wishes,
ps: we've started a data entry unit and are looking for work. So if you have 
any ideas...

September 5, 2005 Posted by | News Archives, Photojournalism issues | Leave a comment