Chittagong, 14 November, 2011: Western Marine sponsored a three day long photography exhibition begins at Drik Gallery at Dhanmondhi in the capital today.
The exhibition titled ‘The Maze of Metal’ is displaying more than fifty one still photos showing the complicated metal works of Bangladesh shipbuilding industry.
Jan Roller Hensen, Deputy Ambassador Denmark to Bangladesh inaugurates the exhibition as chief guest.
The exhibition that will end on 16 November is open from 3.00pm to 8.00 pm for the general people.
The exposition intends to highlight the promising shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh in the local and international arena.
The Photographs displaying in the exhibition have been shot by renowned freelance photographer Din Muhammad Shibly. Shibly is a photo editor in Bangladesh Business magazine. He is also a lecturer in Pathshala, the only institution to provide recognized academic certificate on photography and a visiting lecturer on photography & photo journalism of Dhaka University.
Western Marine chairman Saiful Islam said, “Western Marine has always been very much dynamic in promoting the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh in the local and international arena through various sources. We believe this exhibition will promote our shipbuilding industry.”
Managing director of Western Marine Md Shakhawat Hossain said, “We are the ship building nation. These photographs will be an archive for next generation. This will also present our work to the world. This exhibition gives a glimpse of what we have attained, and Bangladesh has gone high ‘from shirt to ship.”
Din Muhammad Shibly said, “In photography profession encouragement is the most important factor that a photographer seeks from their surrounding people definitely financial support is also a requirement though we are artists & we only expect admiration from you but we must also make our living. Western Marine gave me the opportunity to be a part of their great work through this. This photograph will tell the success story of Bangladesh ship building industry for next hundreds years.”