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Panel Talk: The Impact of Photojournalism and Contemporary Fine Art Photography on Society

Panel Talk: The Impact of Photojournalism and Contemporary Fine Art Photography on Society
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

5:30 - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

 Taslima Akhter, A Death of a Thousand Dreams , 2013, Digital Prints 

Taslima Akhter, A Death of a Thousand Dreams , 2013, Digital Prints 

The striking photographs on view as part of Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh navigate the stories of the Bangladeshi people, landscapes, and the country’s position in the world. On Tue, Aug 21, join UICA and a panel of experts as we investigate the ways in which ne art and journalistic photography have contributed to Bangladesh’s shifting attitudes and social and political reform and explore photography’s role in 21st century activism both globally and nationally.

Panel announcement coming soon. 


Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1 - August 26, 2018

 ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

With the rise of factories, investors, and development, the landscape of Bangladesh is changing. Transitions is a traveling exhibition of new Bangladeshi photography originally curated by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. This group show features nine Bangladeshi photographers whose work reflects a diverse group of people, shifting economies, and changing lands. Its aim is to not only to collect and exhibit photography as art, but also as ideas about the country of Bangladesh.

 Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

These photos navigate the stories of Bangladesh’s people, landscapes, and its position in the world. The exhibition initiates important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities.

Participating artists include Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, and Tapash Paul.

 


Supporters

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh is supported by:
 
Ferris State University
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Vias Marketing
WGVU

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Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: July 21
Family Day: Sun Prints
Later Event: September 13
Drinks with the Director