A new discovery from the remarkable Pathshala School, founded and run by Shahidul Alam, a school that makes Bangladesh one of the most notable places for documentary photography. This very young man, who also participated in the workshops of Munem Wassif and Sohrab Hura, treats the pollution of his country in a manner that is at once spectacular, original, and delicate. A veritable work of landscape art, in refined, somewhat blurred and faded colors – An effect that we realize, little by little, is due to dust suspended in the air, to smoke, and to contamination. In large-scale frames, giving an astonishing sense of the pertinence of the grandeur of space and distance, he calmly draws the panorama of a disaster.
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