A homage to journey photographers

Travel Fest Photography Exhibition 2023 is celebrating Bhromon Konna’s (a tour team in Bangladesh) seventh anniversary with above 200 images from travel photographers

06 August, 2023, 10:15 am

Last modified: 06 August, 2023, 10:29 am

A glimpse of Vacation Fest Photography Exhibition. Picture: Saqlain Rizve

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A glimpse of Travel Fest Photography Exhibition. Photo: Saqlain Rizve

A glimpse of Vacation Fest Images Exhibition. Photograph: Saqlain Rizve

In 2021, Imran Hossain Imu, a passionate journey photographer, embarked on a journey to Baghaichari in Khagrachari. He was driven by his eagerness to capture the essence of a pageant celebrated by the Chakma ethnic minority community.

Nonetheless, on arrival, Imran observed a restriction on those coming from exterior the group and photographing the individuals. Respecting their customs, he chose not to right away convey out his digicam. As a substitute, he immersed himself in their festivities, engaging in discussions with the locals to build at ease relations and foster rely on. Only when they felt at ease with his presence, he introduced out his digicam to seize the spirit of the party.

“I comprehended the significance of respecting their boundaries. It allowed me to join with the neighborhood on a deeper degree. The legitimate interactions paved the way for authentic and heartfelt images, preserving the richness of their traditions,” recalled Imran. 

Imran Hossain’s enchanting photographs are shown at Shilpakala Academy’s Nationwide Gallery, as element of the ‘Beauty of Hill Tracts’ exhibition celebrating Bhromon Konna’s seventh anniversary. The show functions two of his photos with all-around 200 other charming pictures by various photographers nationwide.

Photo: Saqlain Rizve

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Photo: Saqlain Rizve

Image: Saqlain Rizve

On 1 August 2023, the exhibition was inaugurated in the auditorium of gallery variety six and 7 of Jatiya Chitrashala Bhaban of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

‘Bhromon Konna,’ started in 2016 by Dr Manoshi Saha and Dr Sakia Haque, is Bangladesh’s main women’s journey organisation. It empowers Bangladeshi ladies to discover new horizons through secure and supportive travel. With 85,000 members, it pioneers woman journeys and shares inspiring tales of courageous females travellers with the world.

“I have been very intrigued in travelling considering that my childhood. The vacation tales I used to examine in guides produced me wish I could pay a visit to these sites. But the safety of women in our region even though travelling is fairly difficult. That’s why our loved ones did not permit us go on excursions out of worry. 

We created ‘Bhromon Konna’ with the aim that no other lady has to face the exact same problems that my pals and I confronted just before travelling or while travelling,” Dr Manoshi Saha, 1 of the co-founders of Bhromon Konna, instructed The Business Normal. 

What begun through Fb and then a general public Fb party inviting ladies to go on a journey to Narsingdi blossomed into a little something large. “Lots of ladies joined us and we went to Narsingdi from Dhaka in January 2017 and productively done our tour. Because then until this thirty day period, we have travelled with gals to 199 places like property and overseas,” additional a joyful Manoshi Saha.

Bhromon Konna continues to publish its travel journal, featuring articles shots, and achievements tales of feminine travellers. This year’s edition showcases women’s vacation encounters and includes a Travel Fest with photography exhibitions for all genders.

Picture: Saqlain Rizve

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Photo: Saqlain Rizve

Image: Saqlain Rizve

Inside the gallery, just one will discover wonderful photographs on the partitions. There is also a corner showcasing shots of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from diverse intervals. A distinctive segment encourages girls to check out mountain trekking with replicas. 

“Our primary objective of organising this exhibition is to showcase the gorgeous destinations of the nation to men and women and inspire travel photographers, which we will keep on to do in the future,” said Nusrat Jahan Rizy, joint secretary of the setting up dwelling of Bhromon Konna.

The exhibition is open up to all website visitors right until 7 August 2023.

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