Photo Gallery In LIC Showcases Bangladesh

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
Staff Writer

A new photo gallery is up for show in Long Island City, reflecting on life in Bangladesh.

For the first time, the “Eyes on Bangladesh” exhibition will showcase the work of nine Bengali photographers from New York City, starting on March 26.

“Desperate Urbanization,” a photo by Rasel Chowdhury.

“Desperate Urbanization,” a photo by Rasel Chowdhury.

While organizing the exhibition, co-curator Ayesha Akhtar, along with a team of six, had a unique vision to portray. They wanted the young Bangladeshi-American photographers to not just focus on the country’s hardship, political turmoil and poverty. Instead, they presented Bangladeshi’s family life, humor, ambition and regret.
The exhibition will present 90 photos, including this year’s World Press Photo contest winner, at Soundview Broadcasting, located at 36-01 37th Ave., in Long Island City.

The photographers – Shumon Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Rasel Chowdhury, Shamsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Saikat Mojumder, Sarker Protick, Rashid Talukder and Munem Wasif – all have an intensive background in photography, story telling and creativity. Many of their works have previously been featured in Time Magazine, National Geographic, The New York Times and more.

The photos will be mounted to the Queens gallery to visitors free of charge from March 26-30, starting at 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

For more information about the list of events, visit www.eyesonbangladesh.org.

Reach Trisha Sakhuja at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 128, tsakhuja@queenstribune.com, or @Tsakhuja13.