” Impressions ” A Photography Exhibition

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/Impressions-thumb.jpg An exhibition of photographs by Rabeya Sarkar Rima titled “Impressions” will be inaugurated tomorrow, 7th of August, 2007 at The Karachi arts council by world renowned Bangladeshi Photographer Dr. Shahidul Alam.

Rabeya Sarkar Rima was born on 25th November 1985 in a village of Tangail, a District near Dhaka city, and came to Dhaka in her early life. In 1994, she joined “Out of Focus” – A group of child photographers formed by famous Bangladeshi Photographer Dr. Shahidul Alam and had been taking photographs ever since.

While working as a Photographer and videographer, she is studying for a BA in photography at Pathshala, in South Asian Institute of photography, Dhaka. Currently Rabeya is going an internship at b.i.t.s , a new media company in Karachi.

Rabeya has worked as a reporter at ETV Bangladesh from 2000 to 2001. In 1998 she was a child juror in the World Press Photo Competition in the Netherlands.
In her short journey, Rabeya has taken a number of eye-catching pictures and completed some resourceful photo stories. Her Photographic assignments have included work with the Asia Foundation, USAID and UNICEF. She received an Honor Award in 2006 for a Women Photographer contest in Bangladesh. She also got 2nd prize in a UNICEF photography contest on violence against women in 1996. Her photographs have been widely published in various magazines and newspapers, including The New Nation, The Daily Amar Desh, Weekly 2000, and Kidstuff Book of Panos Institute. Her Photographs have also been used in calendars of corporate houses like Grameen Phone. The picture Agency Drik.
Rabeya has displayed her work in numerous group exhibitions at home and abroad. She wants to be a film-maker. Her area of interest include women and children.

(Text from the invite)

The exhibition will remain open for general public at Ahmed Pervaiz Arts Gallery, Manzar Akber Hall, Arts Council Karachi, from 10am to 6pm from 8th August till 10th of August, 2007.

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