Chobi Mela V, International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh

The Chobi Mela V festival was supposed to take place in 2008 but due to an overwhelming response and record-breaking number of entries to the theme of FREEDOM, it will take place from 29th January 2009 – 20th February 2009.

At the opening of festival on January 30, 2009 there will be a video conference featuring Mahasweta Devi, Noam Chomsky and Stuart Hall.

Get a preview of the Chobi Mela V exhibitions featuring photos of Iraq taken by Iraqi women, a story on Bangladeshi women prisoners and leprosy in China.

I found out about this festival through photomonth, East London’s photography festival that “aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.”

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