On Location: Melbourne

Reading Time: 8 minutes As the Australian city slowly emerges from a challenging year, educator, writer, curator, publisher and photographer Daniel Boetker-Smith introduces us to the photography landscape of Victoria’s capital

22 February 2021

Best of 2019: Daniel Boetker-Smith

Reading Time: 4 minutes Melbourne-based curator, writer, educator and photographer Daniel Boetker-Smith shares his top photobooks and exhibitions of the year

14 December 2019

Sarker Protick on River and Lost Lands in Bangladesh

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.”

2 May 2018