Asian University for Women Photography Club (AUWPC) hosted the most awaited Photo Carnival of the year on 7th and 8th of April, 2017. This was the fifth time for the club to organise this International level carnival.
AUWPC is one of the most famous clubs at the Asian University for Women (AUW), which aims to train women photographers and encourages students to develop leadership skills through different club activities.
The Asian University for Women (AUW) promotes innovative learning and leadership building among the young generation. Inspired by the missions of AUW, AUWPC came up with the idea of hosting a photo carnival, where talented young photographers from different parts of the world can participate. Keeping in mind about what happened in 2016, the year where people went beyond boundaries and accomplished the most out of world tasks, the theme for this year is “IMPOSSIBLE”. “Impossible” can be a special capture which carries an eloquent message that you would like to convey.
The Carnival took the form of an exhibition where photos submitted by talented photographers internationally; of varying levels of expertise around 2000 photos were submitted. The entries were narrowed down by the panel of judges to 55, which brought vibrancy to the carnival. The selected photographs were eligible for competition and exhibition.
The judges were highly acclaimed photographers from Bangladesh; Asharaful Awal Mishuk, Tanvir Murad Topu and Jannatul Mawa. AUW Photography Club kept the name of the judges unrevealed until the selection of the photos in order to preserve transparency in judgment.The first prize goes to “Steert 01” by Soumithra Biswas Apon, 2nd prize goes to “Busy Life” by Shahriar Hossain Dip and third prize was awarded to “Duck 01” by Rafeur Rahman and honourable award goes to “Dheki” by Mohammad Nabial Haramain (Tonmoy).
Interesting photo sessions called “Chobir Adda” were presented by the judges Mr. Asharaful Awal Mishuk, Jannatul Mawa and Tanvir Murad Topu who talked about how photographers create stories when they shoot. He said “When you have a camera, you’re more powerful than others”.
Photos and videos were shared by North South University Photo Club and Islamic University of Technology Photography Society.
The 4th Photo carnival was brought to an end by an outstanding closing ceremony. Speeches were delivered by Mr. Samiul Bari, CEO of FoodFex; our logistics partner and Sheikh Mohammed Julfeker Bipul; Cocoloco our dining partner. We bring an end to this carnival by presenting the diversity within Asian University for Women through cultural performances by students from 16 different nations of Asia.
The students in AUWPC aim to train burgeoning photographers within the AUW community, and the event was born from the desire to create an international platform on which talented young photographers could contribute and participate from all over the world.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh