Brief idea about my work
My monochrome album consists a series of images from Bangladesh , which reminds me a bit of fragmented stories from my parents and relatives from their time in Bangladesh . I got this picturesque structure; because my ancestors had shifted from this country during partition [1948-49], off course it was not really very pleasant experience. The pain of partition remains for longer time with many people. Beyond that they were having excellent memorable days from their time while staying here. Probably they want to live with that oral imagery [from Bangladesh ] and pass through their children as well.
Absence of camera has never become an obstacle to document their memory. So oral history was a powerful medium for them, which remains with them for many years.
For me it’s a great opportunity to be in Bangladesh as an visual interpreter. I have documented the surroundings and its landscape, river etc. to make a album for this project. its not just a simple album but more than that . because this physical album will connect the oral imagery and history of those days , what is still very alive with my family and my self.
Here certain images , words, and various objects has touched myself to connect the past and to continue the journey further ,,,,, probably that role I am playing here.
I have chosen this site [ Space for open air class at Base center, Sonargaon] to execute my work because this place is for special training to various people. As I noticed [within my staying period], here they follow the training through narration and storytelling process . In that point I could place myself and my visuals. Off course I would love to share my visual experience as a book form with other people. Because book plays very important role to create the journey.
Ordinary laser print on paper and collage
Bangladesh [sonar gaon]