"The sweeping gestures of photography have thrived on extremes. Great things, epic moments, the wretched, the vile, the dispossessed, the celebrated and the trodden, have all found themselves facing the lens. Photography has exalted suffering, celebrated the vain. Quiet moments, reflective spirits, the hesitant step, the furtive glance have rarely made headlines. Perceived as being unworthy of the shutter." -Chobi Mela Website
Launched in 2000, Chobi Mela has been and still is a great platform for artists in Bangladesh as well as artists from around the world, to concetrate and explore topics on general yet profound world issues. This years theme for the 2012 Chobi Mela VII International Photography Festival will be 'Fragility'. Submit your projects by July 31st and for more information, check out their website.
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Image by Karen Knorr, previous Chobi Mela participant