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‘American Landscape’ through Shibly’s lens

  • Published at 08:11 pm December 9th, 2018
Poster for Shibly Siraj's exhibition
This EMK Center exhibition features photographs of America’s natural beauty, taken through the lens of Shibly Siraj | Facebook

Starting with blue sky to lonely clouds, to the vastness of the Grand Canyon, Shibly has captured every detail of the great American landscape. He has also aesthetically depicted the changing seasons

The solo photography exhibition, titled “American Landscape,” by Shibly Shiraj, is being held at the Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Center in Dhanmondi. 

The exhibition features a wide range of landscape photographs, depicting the diverse natural beauty and wilderness of the US through Shibly’s lens. 

Starting with blue sky to lonely clouds, to the vastness of the Grand Canyon, Shibly has captured every detail of the great American landscape. He has also aesthetically depicted the changing seasons. 

Shibly travelled across the US, and captured the true American spirit – mostly in states like Virginia, Colorado, and California –with artistry.  

“Devil’s Tower," taken in Wyoming, depicts a beautiful wide sky and clouds. Shibly’s telephoto lens also emphasizes the loneliness of the scene. 

Another photo on display, titled “Sibley Lake," has captured the mystical lake and its surroundings. Exhibition visitors can glimpse the cloudiness and misty lake from this beautiful capture. 

Beautiful and vibrant tulips of Virginia are captured in a picture, titled “Tulip Garden." Shibly used shallow focus to perfectly highlight the vibrant flowers. 

The photographer experimented with his focal length in a photo where he captured the expanse of Great Sand Dunes National Park—located in Colorado. 

All the photos exhibited at the show make visitors want to go on road trips to explore the enormity of wilderness and Mother Nature. 

Since 2014, Shibly Shiraj has been a member of the Northern Virginia Professional Photographers Association (NVPPA), and bagged the prestigious Master Photographer award multiple times.  

An entrepreneur, Shibly Shiraj has lived in the USA for 25 years, however, in recent years he has discovered his nomad soul which he demonstrates through his photography. 

Recently, he moved back to Bangladesh, and opened a studio in Banani to begin professional photography.

Beginning on December 8, the 12-day-long exhibition will remain open till December 20, except for Fridays and public holidays.