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Women in Photography 2019 | Artist Talk: Taslima Akhter

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REMEDY FOR RAGE: WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY 2019
ARTIST TALK: TASLIMA AKHTER
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 130pm to 230pm
Workshop Space, Objectifs

Objectifs' fifth edition of Women in Film and Photography seeks to explore how rage against discrimination, repression, inequality and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art.

The women image-makers featured in this programme have created works that speak to local and international concerns, disrupting hegemonic narratives by surfacing stories of marginalised communities and invisible figures of history. Through these works, the programme aims to celebrate, enrich and underline the necessity of diverse voices and representation.

Join us for an artist talk with TASLIMA AKHTER, one of the photographers who will be featured in the WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 EXHIBITION. Taslima will talk about her series, Stitching Together: Garment Workers in Solidarity and also her earlier projects, which have been widely shown in internationally.

About Taslima Akhter
Taslima Akhter is a Bangladeshi activist and photographer, who has been working as a witness of workers’ struggles for the last 12 years. She is the Chair of Garment Sromik Samhoti (Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity), where she contributed to the creation of Rana Plaza Massacre: An Anthology, a website based on the book “24th April: Outcries of a Thousand Souls.” She also published a photobook on the Rana Plaza Collapse titled “Lives not Numbers,” developed during the Photobook Masterclass workshop in 2017 at Chobi Mela IX in Bangladesh. Her work, “The Life and Struggle of Garment Workers,” led her to be selected for a Magnum Foundation fellowship in 2010 and her image, “Final Embrace,” was recognized by the World Press Photo Contest and named one of the top ten photos of 2013 by TIME Magazine. Taslima has exhibited in the United States, China, Norway, Brussels, Germany, and Cambodia.
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The photographers featured in the Women in Photography 2019 Exhibition include Hoda Afshar | Taslima Akhter | Lenne Chai | Ashfika Rahman | Mathilde ter Heijne | Nepal Picture Library, curated by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and Diwas Raja Kc

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Header image by Ashfika Rahman

https://youtu.be/5VOIX6fsn28



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  • The event description was updated. Diff#481439 2019-10-09 01:44:47
Sat Oct 12, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SGT
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