Silver / 2019 / Portraiture / Other

Complexion or Condemnation?

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Other
  • Photographer
    Farida Alam

What does it take to be deemed beautiful? Is it the never-ending list of stereotypically perfect features, or the rigorous effort to hide under thick layers of powder and paint? Does the trick really lie in society’s perspective of how a human being should look? No. Happiness does not linger in other people’s acceptance of one’s appearance. Did a pointed nose or fair skin ever give another person a reason to smile or shower them with love? It is the light that lies underneath which defines a person and clings on to them throughout a lifetime.

I am a Photographer from Bangladesh. Photography is my passion. My inspiration for photography comes from people and my surroundings. I am influenced by their livelihood, their everyday life, happiness and pain.

I have completed Basic and Foundation course from “Pathshala South Asian Media Institute”. Later on, I participated in a Documentary Photography course from Counter Photo, another renowned photography institute of the country. Recently, I have also completed another workshop under renowned photographer GMB Akash.

Currently I am pursuing Diploma in Photography from Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.