Reading Time: 3 minutes The first edition, planned for February 2021, will present an ambitious new festival of photography
Reading Time: 4 minutes Melbourne-based curator, writer, educator and photographer Daniel Boetker-Smith shares his top photobooks and exhibitions of the year
Reading Time: 4 minutes Prasiit Sthapit visited a Nepalese village in limbo after a river shifted course, leaving its people adrift and at the centre of an international boundary dispute.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Uma Bista, nominated by artist and curator Rebecca Simons, turns her lens on the difficulties women face due to inequality in Nepal
Reading Time: 3 minutes “This isn’t something new or something connected to a particular part of the country,” says Sarker Protick, speaking about his recent work, Of River and Lost Lands, which deals with the contemporary relationship between people and nature in Bangladesh, in the context of the devastating damage and loss of land caused each year during monsoon season. “The seasonal rising and falling of the many rivers in our country is part of our culture. It’s the first thing we learn at school; we are a country of rivers. Music, poetry, philosophy, folklore, religion – all have key elements connected to the river.” Protick’s photographs, on show at Hamburg Triennial of Photography as part of Enter, curated by Emma Bowkett and Krzysztof Candrowicz, were all made along the powerful Padma River. “When the famous Ganges flows over the border from India into Bangladesh, it becomes the Padma; a river that many along its banks depend on for their livelihood, but paradoxically the river is also the main cause of destruction.”