Marking the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Independence, Samdani Art Foundation and Centre for Research and Information (CRI) launch an exclusive solo exhibition on Friday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), titled 'Witnessing History in the Making: Photographs by Anne de Henning'; a focused presentation of rare, never before exhibited images by French photographer Anne de Henning.
Curated by Ruxmini Reckvana Q Choudhury, the exhibition will display Henning's historical photographs, which she captured between 1971 and 1972, witnessing the birth of the nation. Her remarkable private archive of unseen photographs is a unique record of the pivotal years that saw East Pakistan transformed into Bangladesh.
KM Khalid, state minister for the ministry of cultural affairs, will inaugurate the exhibition at 5 pm on Friday at BSA's Gallery 4 of the National Art Gallery.
Nasrul Hamid, state minister for the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources and also Trustee, CRI; and Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will also join the ceremony as its special guests. -UNB