The Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh is hosting a photography exhibition titled “Focus on Culture” at the Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi on October 23 – 26, 2016. Twelve enthusiastic young Bangladeshi photographers are exhibiting their inspiring photos in this exhibition., which illustrate various perspectives on the role of culture in Bangladesh. Highlighting the country’s multicultural identities and long traced tradition of tolerance, some photographs in the exhibition present the influence of different faiths and ethnic groups on the society. Others capture new realities of the 21st century- the confluence of traditional and modern lives in Bangladeshi societies. The artists reflect on the role and influence of the country’s youth on culture and vice versa.
The exhibition is open for all and is taking place on October 23-26 from 3pm to 8pm at the Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The 12 photographers are the winners of a photo competition launched in May, which was organised by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and had around 90 participants. A six member jury panel comprising of international and local photographers and experts determined the winners.
The winners then attended a three-day workshop with the eminent photojournalist GMB Akash at the First Light Institute of Photography in Bangladesh before this exhibition. More information about the exhibition is available on: www.eda.admin.ch/dhaka.