A doctor by profession and a photographer out of passion, Ata Mohammad Adnan is a man who is essentially a "people" photographer, and intended to tell their stories through his photographs. He said, “I have been fortunate enough to travel to these countries in such a short span of time. And the strangers I encountered on the streets trusted me with a part of their soul.” His recent exhibition “Faces. Places. Stories.” is running at the EMK Center from 9:30am to 8pm, which will end on August 31. This exhibition has been his visual diary of the past six years when he visited a number of cities around the world. It includes the fond memories of the people he met, the places he visited and each story he witnessed was translated through his photographs.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Hasan Chandan, director of Map Photo Agency, and a former photographer of Bangladesh National Museum. When Hasan Chandan was asked about the exhibition, he said, “Ata Mohammad Adnan has a different vision when looking into a scene. He’s a portrait photographer and his different perspective towards street and landscape photography was seen clearly through his images. It’s definitely unusual photography. People will think differently when they will look at his photographs.” When visiting this exhibition, were able to identify the rare visions of the photographer, especially two pictures of the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. Adnan concluded by saying, “Never in my dreams did I imagine to have a solo exhibition so early in life, that too both in Chittagong and Dhaka. God has been too kind.”
Exhibition Location: EMK Center, Midas Center Building, (9th Floor), House 5, Road 27, Dhanamondi 27 (old).