Sunday, 5 December, 2021

Photography exhibition on Bangladesh’s Liberation War begins today

A month-long solo photography exhibition titled ‘Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning’ by French photographer Marc Riboud will begin today. Organised by Liberation War Museum and Alliance Française de Dhaka, the opening ceremony of the exhibition will be held at the Liberation War Museum in the capital at 4:00pm.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will grace the occasion as the chief guest while France Ambassador Jean-Marin SCHUH will attend the event as the guest of honour.

Supported by L’association Les Amis de Marc Riboud, and Musée Guimet; it is a unique exhibition of unpublished photographs taken during the Bangladesh Liberation War. Fifty photographs will be put on display at the exhibition. This exhibition has been organised on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

‘Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning’ will be open to all till November 16, 2021. Visiting hours are Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm (closed on Sunday).

Marc Riboud was a French photographer best known for capturing politically charged moments during the Cultural Revolution in China, the Vietnam War, and protests in the United States during the 1960s.

NB: The second phase of the exhibition will take place at Alliance Française de Dhaka in January 2022.