The BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology) Photographic Society has organised a photography exhibition featuring a new collection of portraits at Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi in the city. Under the title "Voyage of Visuals: Portraiture", the three day exhibition was inaugurated on October 11 and ends today. Internationally acclaim photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam attended the event as guest and discussed on many aspects of photography exhibition. Portrait photography is more than taking a good picture, it is about making a connection with a person and capturing life's little moments.
The show features 60 individual portraits and eight photo series by a group of 56 photographers from around the country.
Participating photographers are Amlin Iqbal Eshita, Ishika Alim, Dieab Mahmud, Kaisar Ahmed, Ziaul Haque, Asif Musyakim Niloy, Sayen Ul Kabir, AJ Ghani and others.
From the mysterious journey through the life of the Dargah, the vibrant festival of comic cons, the classic grammatical photo of a close-up face to objective self-portraits, the exhibition attempts to capture life in its many dimensions and take the art of portrait photography to new heights.
Jashim Salam, curator and one of the judges of the exhibition, said, "It has been a great experience for me, MR Hasan and Latif Hossain, the other two judges, to go through these eye-catching works. Photography, truly, has changed its course and become more modern and engaging than ever before."
The exhibition ends today.