The Tide Will Turn centers on the 100 days the esteemed photographer spent in prison for protesting Bangladesh’s religious, nationalist government, but also wisely focuses on the conditions that made his arrest inevitable.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police tried to cancel the talk between prominent figures Arundhati Roy and Shahidul Alam for unexplained “unavoidable circumstances.”
A statue of Lady Justice in front of the Supreme Court in Bangladesh was removed last Friday and reinstalled two days later in a different spot, where no one can see it from the street.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s most intuitive to equate activism with a kind of direct action: collecting signatures, participating in a public protest, sending sharply worded letters, community organizing.
Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, a collaboration between the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, offers a dark view of the forces of industrial production and globalization at work in contemporary Bangladesh.
New York-based photographer Caleb Cain Marcus traveled the 1,500 miles of the Ganges River, winding through India and Bangladesh and capturing life and landscapes around the river through fog and ethereal light.
The English-language newspaper Dhaka Tribune reported on Friday that part of a 400-year-old wall protecting the historic Lalbagh Qilla has been demolished — and that the Bangladeshi government’s Archaeological Department signed off on the action.
Aicon Gallery in downtown Manhattan currently has an excellent exhibition up, Readymade: Contemporary Art from Bangladesh. It’s the obscure object of my art desire: a summer show offering a take on materials and craft that ranges from the familiar to the utopian-exotic.