Do you see my world? Rural life of Bangladesh through adolescent eyes.
Rural life of Bangladesh through adolescent eyes
Dhaka, 18 November, 2009. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF in partnership with the European Union delegation in Bangladesh and Pathshala, South Asian Institute of Photography, launched a photo exhibition on Sunday, the 22nd November in Dhaka. Under the title 'Do you see my world?', this exhibition
is showcasing the works of three groups of adolescents from Jamalpur, Chapainawabganj and Barguna districts of rural Bangladesh.
With UNICEF support, Pathshala gave a five-day photographic training to 30 young people, aged 14 to18, and gave them a digital camera for a week. The aim was to inspire these adolescents to tell their own stories using photography as a tool, and to make a new mode of expression available to them. The result was a striking collection of photographs that express the beauty and tragedy of these adolescents’ everyday lives.