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Celebrating 23 Years of Drik

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Dhaka, 3 September, 2012: Drik marks 23 years as a distinctive multimedia establishment with a special programme on 4 September, 2012 at 6.00 pm at Drik Gallery, House 58, Road 15 A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209.

A significant feature of the program will be Drik’s tribute and honour to Bangladesh’s legendary photographer Golam Kasem Daddy with the fourth in a series of commemorative lectures. This year’s presentation will be by artist and curator Wakilur Rahman on Curating contemporary art and art practice in Bangladesh. Honouring Drik with his presence will be National Geographic photographer and humanitarian Reza Deghati who will also address the gathering.

Shahidul Alam, Managing Director of Drik will speak about Appreciating Fine Art Prints and present a unique collection of vintage photographic prints from the Drik archives. These rare prints by Bangladesh’s renowned photographers will be exhibited at Drik Gallery and be available for sale for the first time in Bangladesh.

Drik will also present two very interesting but diverse additional exhibitions. The first Moving News to Digital Platforms showcases the unique initiative the Rural Visual Journalism Network where district correspondents use the Apple i-Pod Touch to produce multimedia stories from rural Bangladesh.

The second exhibition is the Majority World’s exhibition Insider, Outsider?, a photography exhibition that challenges perceptions of the developing world. The exhibition was held recently at Guardian Gallery in London and includes the work of Drik Picture Agency (DPA) photographers A.M. Ahad, FarzanaHossen,  M. Anisul Hoque from Bangladesh; Iran’s Shadi Gadrian and Sri Lanka’s Dominic Sansoni among the 17 featured photographers.

All exhibitions will be on till 12 September 2012, everyday 3 pm to 8 pm.

The Drik Day programme will be live cast at www.drik.tv (12 noon GMT).

Media contacts:

Chulie de Silva, Communications Manager, Tel: 01927 122 141; email: chulie@drik.net; office@drik.net

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