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Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh


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

Transitions, UICA exhibition graphic

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.

 Love Studio,  SAMSUL ALAM HELAL

Love Studio, SAMSUL ALAM HELAL

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. 

Friday, June 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free admission

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

Join UICA for an in-depth conversation about the photographs on view as part of the exhibition led by curators Ayesha Akhtar and Ayesha Sultana. 

  SAIKAT MOJUMDER , Life: Born in a Slum , 2009 35mm Film 

SAIKAT MOJUMDER, Life: Born in a Slum , 2009 35mm Film 


  TAPASH PAUL , A Pause to Breathe ..., 2013, Digital Prints 

TAPASH PAUL, A Pause to Breathe ..., 2013, Digital Prints 

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


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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Panel and Pamella DeVos Foundation logo
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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.

Later Event: September 8
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