Photo show features Mishuk Munier through Mishuk’s EyesCultural Correspondent
It was a great occasion on Sunday, as the recently demised Mishuk Munier was remembered at the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition featuring Mishuk’s photographs.
The 10-day photography exhibition ‘Seeing Mishuk Through Mishuk’s Eyes’ began amidst a huge gathering of family members, relatives, friends and well wishers on Sunday evening at the Dhaka Art Centre.
The exhibition features photographs taken by the cinematographer-photographer-broadcast media personality Mishuk Munier, who died in a road accident last year, along with four others including the eminent filmmaker Tareque Masud, which created an immense vacuum in the media industry.
Professor Anisuzzaman inaugurated the exhibition. Professor Abdul Momin Chowdhury lighted the ‘mangal pradweeps’ (earthenware lights) at the programme. Mishuk’s wife Manjuli Kazi also delivered a very emotional speech at the inauguration ceremony that made the ambience gloomy.
Subsiding the gloominess like a funeral ceremony, Pathik Nabi presented one of Mishuk’s favourite songs Manush ami amar keno and Ke amake bhalobashibe following the inauguration.
The photographs bring out a new avenue to explore Mishuk who captured different moments of root level people: struggles of people from different professions, street children and distressed people have repeatedly visited on his photographs.
Since Mishuk Munier was a teacher of journalism at Dhaka University, some of the displayed photographs capture the daily life from a journalistic view, especially in case of featuring public gathering and riots that depict another aspect of his life.
His rich aesthetic sense in photography could be found at its best in the series of photographs portraying boats in an array of compositions.
The photographs are not confined in individual frames, rather these are displayed in a continual manner that resembles frames of a movie. Perhaps, the presentation gives the message that Mishuk was more a cinematographer.
The exhibition includes Munier’s photographic documentation on SM Sultan’s life while working as the cinematographer of the film Adam Surat, directed by Tareque Masud.
The show also includes some special moments from Mishuk Munier’s life which he spent with his family members, peers and colleagues.
The art show also shows things from his personal use such as glasses, books, camera, spoons and spatula.
The exhibition also displays a special video containing some fascinating shots from the films Adam Surat, Runway, Narasundar and others, in which Mishuk Munier worked as a cinematographer. Some special moments of his life are also featured in the documentary, directed by Zahidur Rahim Anjan.
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