A 10-day exhibition of paintings and photographs on the effects of climate change and modern development has started in Dhaka’s Banani. The event will continue on January 30 at Banani’s Asiatic Center. The exhibition, titled Ali Zaker in Batighar-Smriti, highlights the impact of development and climate change through the artworks of photographer Mrittika Gain and painter Hlubaishu Chowdhury.
A press release at the Asiatic Center on January 20 informed that through his photographs, Mrittika Gain has highlighted the suffering of the people of Kalabagi, located in Dakop, Khulna, due to the erosion of the river due to the effect of climate change. And Hlubaishu Chowdhury has portrayed the distortion of natural scenery due to the construction of Kaptai Dam in Rangamati through his paintings. Mangaldeep Foundation has organized this 10-day exhibition titled ‘Rising Echoes’. Educationist and visual artist Shamsul Alam Helal worked as the curator of this event. It is to be noted that he has also worked as a curator in the exhibitions of the Film Fair and Dhaka Art Summit.
Mangaldeep Foundation chairperson Sara Zaker said, “It is our duty to find out the cause of the suffering of the suffering people of the country and work for their welfare and the welfare of the society.” Erosion of Shibsa river due to climate change and creation of Kaptai lake from Kaptai dam is a big example in this regard. This exhibition helps us build a compassionate and sustainable future by raising awareness.
Born and raised in Khulna, Mudtika Gain is currently working on various social issues through photography. On the other hand, Hlubaishu Chowdhury from the Marma community of Chittagong Hill Tracts is an Assistant Professor at Chittagong University.