The tenth edition of Chobi Mela, the most prestigious photography festival in Asia begins today with an opening rally from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, following an inauguration ceremony at Chhayanaut Auditorium.
At the opening ceremony, the guests of honour were curator of USA's Rubin Museum of Art Beth Citron, Nepali publisher, writer and editor Kunda Dixit, Indian photographer Raghu Rai, and economist Rehman Sobhan. The programme was presided over by festival director, Shahidul Alam. At the ceremony, the lifetime achievement award 2019 was presented to the late Dr Nawajesh Ahmed, internationally renowned photographer, agriculture scientist and author, for his outstanding contribution in photography of Bangladesh. The ten day-long festival will go on until March 9, 2019.