Via Shahidul Alam
Ten photographers illustrate selected aspects of globalization in Asia, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Their stories express a single subject that can be comprehended only in the light of its constant transformation. Together they create a whole, which is brought together in the exhibition.
TALES FROM A GLOBALIZING WORLD is a collective project that draws its strength from its individual authors. By uniting diverse photographic perspectives and styles of expression, it combines various aspects of globalization into an image of the new reality that is shaping the world we live in.
The project was photographed by Akinbode Akinbiyi, Ziyo Gafic, Philip Jones Griffiths, Tim Hetherington, Thomas Kern, Bertien van Manen, Shehzad Noorani, Cristina Nuñez, Andreas Seibert and Stephan Vanfleteren. It was conceived, curated and produced by Daniel Schwartz.
The show begins its international tour at Drik’s new gallery in Dhanmondi on September 22. 2005 and will be the inaugural show at this exciting new venue. The exhibition will later go on to Cairo and Rome.
The guest of honour for the exhibition will be Professor Muzaffer Ahmad, Trustee, Transparency International Bangladesh. Dr. Dora Rapold, the honourable Ambassador of Switzerland in Bangladesh will be present as the special guest.
The project is an initiative launched in 2002 by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).