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Begart Institute of Photography to pay tribute to its founder

  • Published at 09:04 pm July 25th, 2019
Manzoor Alam Beg
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The Alokchitracharjo Award will be given to photographer ANM Farid Akhter at the event

Friday marks the 21st death anniversary of pioneering photographer Manzoor Alam Beg. The Begart Institute of Photography - is all set to pay tribute to pathfinder of the modern art of photography movement in Bangladesh.  

On Friday, there will be a discussion session at the Begart Institute of Photography at Elephant Road in the city. Photographer and researcher Mir Shamsul Alam Baboo is the key speaker of the session and he will highlight the life of Manzoor Alam Beg as a photographer and the evolution of photography. 

The Alokchitracharjo Award will be given to photographer ANM Farid Akhter at the event. 

Manzoor Alam transcended the history of photography of Bangladesh, and paved the way for young photographers. He helped establish photography as an industry by founding the first photographic training centre known as Begart Institute of Photography in 1960 and Bangladesh Photographic Society in 1976. In 1949, Manzoor Alam received photographic training at the Technical Training Centre of the Pakistan Air Force in Karachi

 He was awarded,  the Ekushey Padak (posthumous) in 2007. Apart from the Ekushey Padak, Manzoor Alam had also received around 200 national and international awards and honors. He was honored with a title Aalokchitracharjo (The Chancellor of Photography) by BPS on behalf of the Bangladeshi photographers’ community.

During his long career, he wrote many books and served at many national and international organizations.