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Chobi Mela VII | 'Fragility'

Chobi Mela VII | 'Fragility' | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"In an economy gasping for breath, in an ecosystem reeling under consumption, waste and the ravages of war, the greed of a few threaten the future of many. We challenge you to push back the tide of unbridled growth and lay your stake to a sustainable universe. It is only by embracing the fragility of this world that we will make it your own..."

 

Text by Shahidul Alam
Photograph by Ranak Martin 

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Call for Submissions | Chobi Mela VII - International Festival of Photography in Bangladesh

Call for Submissions | Chobi Mela VII - International Festival of Photography in Bangladesh | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

For its 2013 edition, Chobi Mela's theme is 'fragility' :


"The sweeping gestures of photography have thrived on extremes. Great things, epic moments, the wretched, the vile, the dispossessed, the celebrated and the trodden, have all found themselves facing the lens. Photography has exalted suffering, celebrated the vain. Quiet moments, reflective spirits, the hesitant step, the furtive glance have rarely made headlines. Perceived as being unworthy of the shutter..."

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