Bangladeshi photographer’s exhibition
On September 9th., Tuesday, 6 PM., KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites Khaled Hasan (Bangladesh), an exhibition of photographs, “Leave me alone” (“Leave Me Alone“) opening at Aleksotas Library (Veiverių st.43). The exhibition will run until 12 October. Library opening hours: 9-19 V, VI -10-16.
Khaled Hasan (born 1981, Dhaka, Bangladesh) began working as a photographer in 2001. At a young age he adopted photography as a part of his identity—a force that makes him think, feel and understand human beings and the human condition.
As an indigenous photographer, he tells narratives of the land that shaped him. Documenting stories about its people and their interaction with nature, healing and surviving in times of distress, fighting for rights, toiling for food, and standing against injustice are the primary issues featured in his works.
Khaled has worked as a freelance photojournalist for magazines in Bangladesh and in other countries, publishing his works in the New York Times, Sunday Times Magazine, American Photo, National Geographic Society, Better Photography, Saudi Aramco World Magazine, The Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent, etc.
In 2014 Khaled is participating in an artist-in-residency program in Samdani Art Foundation in Bangladesh. He has exhibited his works across the world: in UK, Mexico, Russia, Syria, France, Uzbekistan, Canada, USA and China.
Series Leave me alone about acid attacks. Acid violence is a worldwide phenomenon, and the countries with the highest rates of attacks are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Nepal and Uganda. In Bangladesh a country of 156 million people, 80 percent of the victims are women, many of them below the age of 18. It is always their faces that are targeted leading to disfigurement and blindness. In the last 10 years, there were 3000 victims of acid attacks.
According to the festival director Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, while problems of Bangladesh women seems to us very far, do not realize how close the relationship is in poor to have the edge. Often we don’t pay attention to the clothes we are wearing, perhaps exactly Bangladesh women’s made it.
Festival organizers selected the exhibition is a virtual portfolio review system folioPORT.org
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