Drik Picture Agency (DPA) is the core image bank, and a professional team of experienced archivists provide high quality services. These include sale of stock photos, art prints, photo consultancy and digitization services nationally and internationally.
Services are based on a unique collection of national and international images including vintage prints and glass plates dating back to 1918. Collection specializes in development issues and images for advocacy include human rights, gender, education, micro-credit, migration, health, industry, politics, religion, culture, disasters etc.
The agency acts as an intermediary for Bangladesh photographers to sell their images, connecting them to a wide network of national and international agencies. It has campaigned for photographer’s rights and negotiated fair terms of contract with clients, playing a trade union role. DPA also conducts workshops,provide bursaries and advice on copyright and ethical issues.
- Licensing of stock photos for editorial and advertising use
- Sale of Fine Art prints
- Photo consultancy and digitisation services
For stock photographs please contact
Head of Department Drik Picture Agency
Photo: Bijon Sarker/DrikA Royal Bengal Tiger sits on its haunches, at the Zoo, in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Date unknown.
This iconic image has been published in many publications including the August 2007 edition of New Internationalist magazine.
Photo: Shahidul Alam/DrikThough a major river in its own right, the Buriganga, is one of several rivers that links up with the Brahmaputra. Many passenger boats leave Shadarghat for Chandpur, an important river junction in the country. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photo: Shahidul Alam/DrikBefore its confluence with the Ganges, the Jamuna receives the combined waters of the Baral, Atrai, and Hurasagar rivers on its right bank. Over 4 km across, the Bangabandhu Bridge, across the river Jamuna, is an engineering marvel of the 20th century. Bangladesh.
Photo: Mustafiz Mamun/DrikA group of children on their way home from a Maktab (Islamic school) at a village in Dhaka district, Bangladesh. November 11, 2006.
Photo: Abdul Hamid Raihan/DrikChildren stand amid bomb shells left by the Pakistani military, in Jessore, Bangladesh. December 11, 1971.
The Bangladesh Liberation War or MuktiJuddho in Bangla, was a war between West Pakistan and East Pakistan, from 26th March to 16th December 1971, resulting in the emergence of Bangladesh as a new nation.
Photo: Aftab Ahmed/DrikGeneral Niazi of the occupation forces was the first to sign the document of surrender, sitting beside him was General Aurora of the Indian army. They are flanked by commander of the Bangladesh Air Force, A.K. Khondokar and Indian Army officers. Bangladesh. December 16, 1971.
Photo: Jalaluddin Haider/DrikBangladesh 1971: Victorious muktis (freedom fighters) return home. The Bangladesh Liberation War or MuktiJuddho in Bangla, was a war between West Pakistan and East Pakistan, from 26th March to 16th December 1971, resulting in the emergence of Bangladesh as a new nation.
Photo: Rashid Talukder/DrikA march past of students, on the street, during the non-cooperation movement of 1970. Bangladesh.
Photo: Shahidul Alam/DrikThe ruins of Paharpur Buddhist Monastery in Paharpur, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. 1997. A UNESCO World Heritage site this 7th century archaeological finding covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land. Bangladesh. 1997.
Photo: Naib Uddin Ahmed/DrikA group of armed Freedom Fighters or ‘Muktis’. Bangladesh. December 8, 1971.
Photo: K. M. Asad/Drik The Buddhist community in Bandarban, kindles oil lamps at the temples to celebrate Prabarana Purnima. Bandarban, Bangladesh. October 5, 2009.
Photo: K. M. Asad/DrikRural people on their way to fetch water from a river. Bangladesh. March 24, 2010.
A family portrait. (Before re-touch)
A family portrait. (After re-touch)