Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

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© Monirul Alam

Illumination. Recently, I’ve been inspired by all types of lights, from the tiny white twinkles draped over trees during the holidays to the spectacle of fireworks in the night sky on New Year’s Eve. But sometimes I stumble upon stunning displays of light in the most unexpected places, like this grid of colorful bulbs underneath Southwark Bridge in London, England

Lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery. We’re interested in seeing what you come up with for illumination — particularly your creative interpretations and more abstract approaches by Cheri Lucas

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

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Renewal. This word conjures a variety of images, from bright blossoms to meditating monks. When I think of “renewal,” I think of starting a new job, arriving in a new city that’s ripe for exploration, walking through a new apartment with white walls, and taking a hot shower after a challenging day. I also recall a trip several years ago to the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon, which is where I took the photograph above. This lone pink flower amongst lily pads makes me feel renewed, fresh, and ready for what’s to come. I think of beginnings. Life. Opportunity. What images does Renewal conjure for you? Get creative. Think beyond the usual images (a sunrise, a birth). We want to see what else you can come up with by Cheri Lucas

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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Foreign. While foreign (rightly so) often brings up images of things outside of your own nation, it can also apply to things outside of or different from your normal environment, or even something which is out of place in general. I’m sure you’ll be able to find some great examples of this My photo is from a recent trip to Bulgaria, where my inability to understand Cyrillic characters was one of the things which made *me* feel foreign by Sara Rosso

 

my year in review | 2011

 

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Highlights of the Year 2011

I celebrated my kids [MEGH] 2nd birthday which is held on 1st July. I am very happy and really enjoy and spend times with my love ones baby.

I uploaded my new works and project on my Web Site  http://monirul.photoshelter.com/

I attend a Human Rights workshop which conduct on Drik and   Published my Photo Story “ A Deadly Game” http://banglarights.net/a-deadly-game-moniul-alam.html and Exhibition in Drik Gallery, “”  in the Drik Gallery

France 24 television channel Observers Published some of my importance multimedia news which I covered http://observers.france24.com/content/20110901-bangladesh-millions-bangladeshis-roads-during-last-day-ramadan-risk-lives-transportation-bus-train-protest-eid

Several times I traveled our district town covered on assignment for our news paper Prothom Alo and my works published.

I experienced to observed  a  great photographers Pedro Meyer   presentation and attend  his workshop  he is the owner of  Zone Zero Which I knows more about digital photography and photographer point of view. This presentation conduct by Pathshala & Drik during the Chobi Mela VI International Festival of Photography in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I continued my teaching at Pathshala as a lecturer which I really enjoy with met to a new students and I also participated as a guest lectures on a private televishion named Dedh Tv,the programmed name DUR PATH.

I am work with ZUMA PRESS http://www.zumapress.com/ as a contact photographer in this year on the month of September.

I think Two Thousand Twelve year will bring  peace, promises, success  and happiness to all of us and from the past year which is worst we forget it.

Happy New Year 2012 to all . . . moniurl alam

 

 

Look Back in 2011

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Open your eyes, look within, Are you satisfied with the life you’re living ?

-BOB MARLEY

About Bob Marle

Bob Marley

 Date of Birth: February 06, 1945 Date of Death: May 11, 1981 Robert “Bob” Marley was lead singer and guitarist for the ska and reggae bands The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers. Marley’s music was highly influential, not only in the world of reggae which he largely defined, but also introducing the Rastafarian movement to a worldwide audience. Many of his songs featured the struggles of the powerless and the poor, as well as preaching Rastafarian themes such as brotherhood and peace for all mankind. His songs, including I Shot the Sheriff, No Woman, No Cry and Redemption Song, rocketed up the charts. Following his death in 1981, Marley’s posthumously released album, Legend, became reggae’s best-selling album of all time, selling 20 million copies worldwide.

 

R.I.P. Rashid Talukder, 1939 – 2011

Renowned photojournalist Rashid Talukder, the first Bangladeshi to win prestigious Pioneer Photographer Award, has passed away at a hospital in the city. He was 72. Talukder died at Square Hospital around 6:30pm on Tuesday while undergoing treatment there, his cousin Sheikh Mohammad Sumon told media. He was admitted to the hospital on Oct 19 following a brain stroke.

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Talukder was born on Oct 24, 1939, in Chabbish Pargana, West Bengal, India. He developed interest in photography while he was in school. He began working in the darkroom in 1945 when he was a student of class 8. Talukder joined the Daily Sangbad as a photojournalist in 1962, and has been a press photographer since then, for 46 years. He worked with the Daily Ittefaq for 29 years.

His photographs of the 1971 liberation war are considered invaluable documents. For several decades, he recorded various aspects of Bangladeshi life.

Talukder received several awards and honours at home and abroad. He got a lifetime achievement award at Chobi Mela, an international festival of photography in Dhaka, for his contribution to the field.

His photograph of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech on March 7, 1971 was nominated for the Encyclopaedia on Southeast Asia, published by Cambridge University, England.

Talukder has been a member of advisory councils of several photographic organisations, including Bangladesh Photographic Society. He is also the founder of the Bangladesh Photo Journalists’ Association.

Openig Ceremony World Cup Cricket 2011 | Bangladesh

“On behalf of the people of Bangladesh, I welcome the World Cup to Bangladesh,” said the Prime Minister. “Many thanks to the ICC [International Cricket Council] and the BCB [Bangladesh Cricket Board] for working so hard to make this possible. Cricket lovers and fellow citizens, thank you all for your help, cooperation and understanding,”

   -Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,Bangladesh

Dhaka, February 2011. A young cricket fan talked with her mobile phone during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Thousand of cricket fans queued up and celebrate during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at out side of the Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo:Monirul Alam

 

Dhaka, February 2011. Colorful fireworks light up the Dhaka sky during the inaugural ceremony of the cricket World Cup at Bangabandhu Stadium. The Cricket tournament, made up of fourteen nations, lasts seven weeks. Photo: Monirul Alam

According to the DS News paper, the Bangabandhu National Stadium, however, an explosive festival of colour, music, dance and unceasing noise signaled the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be jointly held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Amidst flashing strobe lights, fluttery LED kites and a thousand irresistible cheers both in and out of the stadium, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 officially open, thereby checking another box in a long list of achievements for a young nation.