Focus on Culture

An online photography competition on Culture and Development

Are you a passionate Bangladeshi photographer and between 18 and 30 years old?

Then we would be delighted if you would participate in this competition and share through images your point of view of the role of culture (art) in society and intercultural realities – cultural encounters in Bangladesh.

You may submit up to five photos on the following subjects:

The role of culture (art) in society (theatre, music, dance, cinema, literature...)

  • Encounters artists – public (e.g. living emotions)
  • Youth and culture (what does culture offer for youth vs. influence of youth on culture)
  • New realities, new possibilities and challenges (e.g. use of mobile technology, online platforms/ social media etc.)

Intercultural realities – Cultural encounters

  • Traditional versus modern life
  • Globalization and its effects on the Bangladeshi society
  • Different cultural realities in Bangladesh

The ten photographers who will receive the most scores from the jury for one of their photographs will have the opportunity to participate in a three day workshop led by the Bangladeshi top photographer GMB Akash in September 2016.

You will find detailed regulations and more information about this competition in the Terms & Conditions.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), its Team Culture and Development and the Swiss Embassy in Dhaka are launching this photo competition to promote young Bangladeshi photographers (residents in Bangladesh) and to have an insight of their vision of Culture and Development.


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