Students from four countries opened an exhibition and launched a book with fresh images from China – Golden Pig – during DOK19 in Fredrikstad 24 May.
In his opening remarks, Shahidul Alam, the founder of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh, drew the line back to the start of the cooperation with partners in Norway around twenty years ago.
Afterwards a new cooperation agreement with Pathshala was signed by Marja Lundell, the Director of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Oslo Metropolitan University, present at the opening in Fredrikstad.
One student and one teacher came from photo.circle in Nepal, from Pathshala in Bangladesh and from Mino Art Center in China – to celebrate with ten Norwegian students, friends and colleagues.
Most of them were participants at DOK19 – a national festival for documentary photography and photojournalism running from 23 until 25 May.