Book Launch and Opening Ceremony of Artist Bashir Ahmed Sujan’s Stand Up Dhaka Panoramic Photographic Solo Exhibition, organized by Duniyadari Archives, will be held on Friday (13 May) at La Gallerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi.
The director-general of the National Museum of Bangladesh, Khondoker Mostafizur Rahman, will honor the occasion as the main guest, according to a press release.
Renowned photographer Nasir Ali Mamun will attend the event as a special guest. Francois Grosjean, Director, Alliance Française de Dhaka, and architect Nurur Rahman Khan will also attend the event as special guests.
“Stand Up, Dhaka” takes a new approach to exhibition and book design in terms of format and gallery design. This is the first vertical panoramic photography exhibition in Bangladesh. The images were presented in a unique way in the gallery.
The custom-made and almost human-sized photographs resemble the cityscapes of Dhaka. The photographer began working on the project back in 2006. The photographs in the exhibition and in the book contain images up to 2015 with a few images from the Covid 19 lockdown. Amirul Rajiv and Naim Ul Hasan is the curator of the exhibition and the editor of the book, the press release added.
Bashir Ahmed Sujan is a Dhaka-based Bangladeshi photographer. He is a member of Map Photo Agency and has worked for various national and international organizations for more than two decades. His previous releases are An Unknown Dusk (2007), The Crochet Village (2010) and Britto, a collaboration with Map Photographers (2003).
The exhibition is open from Friday 13 May to Saturday 21 May. Visiting hours are Monday to Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.