An international photographic competition and exhibition titled “East Coast Group Bangladesh International Salon 2018” was held at Alliance Française de Dhaka from December 26 to 28, 2018.
Organized by Phoenix Photographic Society, the exhibition showcased 100 awarded images of 100 photographers. A number of world famous photo organizations like FIAP, PSA, GPU, ICS, FI and BPS participated in the event.The exhibition, which was dedicated to the Father of The Nation Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman, invited images from all the national and international photographers and the submission of photos continued from the middle of 2018 till November 22 of the year. Almost 9000 images were received and judged. There were three prominent judges from home and abroad in the jury panel.
The exhibition was inaugurated by pioneer woman photo journalist Sayeeda Khanam. Senior journalist and prominent photographer Mr. Chanchal Mahmood also graced the occasion as special guest. On the other hand, the closing event and the prize distribution ceremony were inaugurated by East Coast Group Chairman Mr. Ajam J Chowdhury.
Mr. Chanchal Mahmood was awarded “The PPS Life time achievement award” at the closing event.
Besides, First Annual Photographic Conference along with a workshop was held on December 28, 2018. Mentor and senior photographer Mr. Rafiqul Islam conducted the workshop on basic photography. The event was sponsored by East Coast Group. Maasranga TV, JAGO FM radio, Capital FM Radio, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Sun and Bangla Tribune were the media partners of the event while Phoenix IT Limited functioned as the IT partner of the event.