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Photography exhibition November à Paris

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
The second solo photography exhibition titled Novembre à Paris by photographer Sumon Yusuf is going on at the La Galerie of the Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the city's Dhanmondi area now The Inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on November 4.
Sophie Aubert, Ambassador of France to Bangladesh, Matiur Rahman, Editor of Prothom Alo and Abir Abdullah, photojournalist, European Pressphoto Agency, among others, were present during the  opening ceremony.
Every artistic heart around the world yearns for Paris to imbibe the inspiration it exudes, to taste the taste that has been moulded by the doyens for thousands of years. In an artist residency programme, photographer Sumon Yusuf was in Paris in November 2015. He was mesmerised by the city of love and started photographing the poetic humaneness of Paris.
But on November 13, a series of heinous terrorist attacks left 130 innocents dead and over 368 injured. For Yusuf, a city brimming with love and warmth all of a sudden transformed into a place of blood, tears and sadness. In the face of such inhuman and extreme cruelty, Yusuf's photographs became the context he could hold onto: he decided to capture life.
Sumon Yusuf graduated in English literature and studied Visual Literacy at Asian Centre for Journalism of Ateneo de Manila University from Philippines. He also attended one year diploma programme on Photojournalism at South Asian Media Institute, Pathshala. His works have been exhibited in USA, Australia, Japan, Bangladesh and 9th Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Cambodia and in France.  
He got the first prize in an International Photo Contest titled 'Climate: State of Emergency' organised by Alliance Françiase Foundation in Paris under the patronage of Yann-Arthus Bertrand, a renowned climate change photographer.  The exhibition will continue till November  15. n

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