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Plays In Light by MLIS Photography Club

Naziba Basher
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

Maple Leaf Photography Club organised a photo exhibition, Plays in Light, on 22 and 23 October 2011 at the Dhaka Art Centre in Dhanmondi. The exhibition had two catergories-- Black & White and Colour. The exhibition started at 11 am. Renowned writer and director Chayanika Chowdhury, as the chief guest, along with special guest Rezina Rahman, wife of the present Land Minister, Mustafizur Rahman, did the honours by inaugurating the exhibition.

Young photographers from Class 6 to Class 12 participated in this exhibition displaying their unique and appreciable talent. The young photographers captured some brilliant moments on the streets of Dhaka and made unforgettable moments out of the oridinary. Whether it is capturing the beauty of a poor old lady having fun with a pet dog in a car or whether it is the brilliant colours of a praying mantis in a dry pool, the exhibtion displayed thoughts and imagination of the young photographers to the viewers as they explored in awe. Among these young artists were Atera Farah, Rehnuma Tasnim Sheefa, Anonno Proteek Chowdhury, Rifat Shahriar, Raisa Rahim, Rakib Hassan, Muktadir Hasan Amit, Mahmudul Amin, Baizad Khan, Rifat Raihan, Syeda Salwa Tasnim, Abid Alam Chowdhury, Afrin Haque, Tanzila Sultana, Swati Roy, Zaynab Nabila, Tazrian Rahman, Nayab Samin, Namia Akhtar, and Nawar Mohiuddin. The pictures spoke of a range of subject matters. A total of fifty pictures, displayed in the gallery, were for sale during the exhibition.

Dhaka Art Exhibition was filled with viewers eager to see the works of these young minds as Maple Leaf showed their best talents through this exhibition. Maple Leaf Photography club had been active for a very long time and had also made a big name in the world of Photography through the means of imaginitive and creative work. Along with the other clubs like the debate club, drama club, writers club; the photography club also holds a name in high status when they show what they do best.

Some of the photos exhibited in the gallery were already award winning photographs such as Senior Silver Prize in the Commonwealth Photography Awards 2011, Gold Medal and a Silver Medal in the Roo Chaya 2011 (Srilanka). Apart from the chief guests, seasoned artist, actor Bipasha Hayat and the Land Minister, Mustafizur Rahman also paid a visit leaving inspiring words of appreciation for the participants.

A lot of good photographers have graduated from Maple Leaf International School and had also learned a lot only by being a part of this club. Maple Leaf, once again, shows off the talent they hold within this school through this exhibition. Maple Leaf hopes to hold many more like this to showcase the newer generation of talent that they can boast about and be proud of.


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