International photography festival Chobi Mela's 11th edition kicked off at DrikPath Bhaban in the capital on Friday. Organised by Drik Picture Library and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, the special edition of the biggest photography festival in the country is titled 'Shunno' (Zero) this year, reports UNB.
Marking the inauguration, an opening rally was organised on the premises of DrikPath Bhaban in the afternoon. Eminent international photojournalist and founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute Shahidul Alam, Chobi Mela chief advisor, the current edition’s festival director Tanzim Wahab, and curators Sarker Protick and Nazmun Nahar Keya spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the festival.'Chobi Mela Shunno' is being joined by a total of 75 artists from countries representing South Asia, this year. Alongside host nation Bangladesh, artists from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are virtually participating at the event.
The photographs are being showcased under eight projects in a total of eight segments, namely Off-Limits, The Rebel with A Smile, Wishing Tree, Chobi Mela Fellowship 2021, Frozen Song, Crossroads Collectives’ Intervention, Baba Betar, and Chhapakhana Archive.
'Chobi Mela Shunno' will conclude on February 21.