Bangladesh 1971

Take a photographic journey with Bangladesh 1971

While the written word is a powerful weapon to wield, it can often bear no match to the glimpse of a strong image. In times of extreme struggle and disaster the photograph is an integral component of sharing the story of the struggles of a nation (and its residents) the world over.

On November 7, a new photographic exhibition will arrive at Brisbane Powerhouse that charts the tumultuous Bangladesh struggle for sovereignty in the 1970s. Bangladesh 1971 is a harrowing journey through the nation’s war of independence. Sprawled throughout the exhibition are stunning images of rallies, protests, marches, crowds and victims. Most importantly, it shows huge impact of the aftermath on the community, with shocking images of destroyed villages and former playgrounds.

The collection of works has been chosen by multi-award winning photographer Shahidul Alam, who is currently the director of the renowned Drik Agency. He has hand-picked captivating shots from a mixed bag of photographers, who are, interestingly, both professionals and amateurs.

@ Brisbane Powerhouse, November 7 to December 3

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