Pathshala 20 years

The Chobi Mela team after the last lecture 6 March.

Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh was started 18 December 1998. The 20 years anniversary was celebrated in Dhaka 2 March with Pathshala Day.

Around 5000 students have been trained in photography during these years. The school is now an institute of Dhaka University. A new building is under construction to house all the activities.

Partner schools from India, Australia, Germany, Denmark and Norway came to  Bangladesh for Pathshala Day. They participated also in Chobi Mela, the international festival of photography held in Dhaka for the tenth time from 28 February until 9 March.

Representatives from World Press Photo and the photo agencies Magnum Photos and VII Photo Agency as well as from Nepal were also present, together with many students, former students and all kinds of supporters.

The Photojournalism programme at OsloMet has cooperated with Pathshala for almost 20 years.


Shahidul Alam started Pathshala 20 years ago.

Exhibitions in the new building under construction.

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