I did my first solo photographic exhibition of 2021 at Faridpur District in Bangladesh. The Upazila (Sub-district) Administration of Saltha, Faridpur organized the exhibition followed by a Seminar on Forced Labour and Child Protection.
On the 27th of January 2021, the event was held at a large auditorium in the Upazila Administration office premise. The organizers showcased fifty (50) of my images for the viewers. These photographs depicted various kinds of issues related to forced labour and child protection in Bangladesh.
The event began in the morning and People from all walks of life joined the exhibition. They watched all the pictures carefully. I also guided some of the viewers and shared the stories. Later, I presented the Keynote of the Seminar before the session was open for discussions. Active participation from students, professionals, local government and elected officials, local journalists, activists, and member of local civil society organizations made the event meaningful and engaging.
After the discussion session, five local high school students shared their thoughts before the audience. Three of them received rewards for their insightful discussions.
In the end, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Hashib Sarker shared his thoughts before the Chairman of the Upzaila parishad put forward his closing remarks.
Mahmudul Hoque Moni