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Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh


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

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RASEL CHOWDHURY, from ‘Desperate Urbanization’ (2010–14)

RASEL CHOWDHURY, from ‘Desperate Urbanization’ (2010–14)

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.

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.


Join us for the Opening Night Event

JANNATUL MAWA, from “Close Distance,” 2011. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. 

JANNATUL MAWA, from “Close Distance,” 2011. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. 

Opening Reception: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
Friday, June 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

On June 1, 2018, UICA is proud to present Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh. Celebrate the exhibition with an opening reception featuring a first look at the works on view, roaming docents, light refreshments and a cash bar.


UICA Tapesh Paul Transitions

In the News

Learn more about the traveling exhibition, Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, in the selected press listed below.

Bangladeshi Photographers Capture the Fallout from Their Country’s Globalization - HyperAllergic

ArtAsiaPacific: Transitions New Photography From Bangladesh - Art Asia Pacific


UICA Supporters Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs

Supporters

This exhibition is presented with support form the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


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.