Salma Abedin Prithi:  Winner of the 2017 Women In Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program
Salma Abedin Prithi: Winner of the 2017 Women In Photography (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program

Mundane is a series of tableau photographs dealing with the recent social violence in Bangladesh. The work developed out of protest - a protest against our desensitized memories to violence.

I was born and raised in Bangladesh and my country is passing through a collective struggle with the freedom of expression. These continual violent events are becoming mundane in our daily life, causing ennui when published in newspapers or social media. My photographic series is a testament to those violent moments. Taken in a space slightly before or after the moment, I attempt to show how body and mind might react to such moments.

Mundane is an attempt to pay attention to everyday social violence and remember the individuality and sovereignty of each victim. It is also an inquiry of our psyche when it grasps a moment of violence.

Women in Photography would like to give special thanks to the Crossed Purposed Foundation for their generous support of the grant and to our amazing mentors: Emma Bowkett, Karen Irvine, Susan Bright and Whitney Hubbs for supporting this project.

Bio
Salma Abedin Prithi’s photographs investigate the vulnerability and psychological struggle of ordinary people. During her graduation in photography at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, she met different people of Dhaka and realized how sensitive and psychological people are, even when they are going through hard physical reality. Prithi is particularly interested in rituals and women’s iconography. See more here.

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