Goalmari, Bangladesh’s Own Island
Location: 72 Lodi Estate
Date: Wed, 2012/06/06 - 7:00pm - Wed, 2012/06/27 - 7:00pm
Price: Free entry
A photographic exhibition by Munem Wasim
Opening: Wednesday, 6 June 2012, at
Exhibition is on public view from 7th till 27th June (11am – 7 pm)
At Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi
72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Alliance Française de Delhi, United Nations Information Center for India and Bhutan and Veolia Water India are happy to present a photographic exhibition by Awards winning artist Munem Wasif from Bangladesh, as a part of “The 2012 Water Series”, a series of events revolving around the theme – water. It is a platform to gather specialists to address issues related to water.
Munem Wasif began his career as a feature photographer for the Daily Star newspaper, Bangladesh, after graduating from Pathshala.
A documentary photographer who has been represented by Agence Vu since 2008, his photographs have been published in Le Monde 2, the Sunday Times Magazine, the Guardian, Politiken, Io Donna, Mare, Du, Days Japan, L’espresso, Libération, Courier International, Photo, British Journal of Photography, Lens Culture, Photo District News and Zonezero.
Wasif was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2007. In 2008, he won the City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award at Visa pour l’image. That year, he also won the International Award for concerned photography, the F25 for under-25’s in the Fabrica awards. The following year, he was awarded the Prixpictet commission for his work on the water crisis of the northwest region of Bangladesh.
His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Musée de l’Elysée, and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, the International Photography Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran, Tokoy Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, the Kunsthal Museum and the Noordelight festival in the Netherlands, Angkor photo festival in Cambodia, London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Visa pour l’image in France, and at Chobi Mela, Bangladesh.
This exhibition by Munem Wasif focuses on “water” and its issues concerning rural areas of Bangladesh.
The exhibition will take place from 6th June to 27th June 2012 at Alliance Française de Delhi, Galerie Romain Rolland (72, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003), in presence of His Excellency Mr. Tariq A Karim, High Commissioner of Bangladesh.
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