Anwar Hossain

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ANWAR HOSSAIN, FRANCO-BANGLADESHI PIXEL-CREATOR
Photographer, Cinematographer & Architect
AFIAP, ARPS, ASIITC, Hon- FBPS

Born in Dhaka in 1948. Photographer, cinematographer and architect. Resident of France since 1997. Photographing since 1967. Cinematographer since 1977.
Awards in Photography :

–   Won about 60 international awards in photography since 1970.
–   More than 100 international Salon acceptance in about 25 countries since 1974.

Distinctions, Jurys & Seminars
–   Principal jury in numerous National Photo Contests in Bangladesh 2009-2011.
–   The Sole Judge in the Commonwealth photography exhibition & film festival, Cyprus, 1980.
–   Awarded Associateships of FIAP, Belgium, 1991; IIPC, Delhi, 1991 & RPS, UK, 1989.
–   Served as a jury member in the CROUS French National Photo Contest, 1999 & 1997; 18th international festival of Village Films, Saint-Flour, France, 1996.

–   Photography in the Third World, speech at 20th FIAP congress, Brussels, August 1989; VPI & SU, Virginia, USA, September 1989; IIPC conference, Calcutta, 1991.
–   Principal speaker in the Images seminar, Commonwealth institute, London, March 1987.

Awards in Cinematography

–   Won 15 Bangladesh national & cine journalists' awards for film cinematography since 1979.
–   Served  as the director of cinematography for 15 feature films & about 30 documentaries since 1977 which won: Feature film awards include the Mahhheim ducat, 1995 & 1980; Dunkerque festival, 1995; George-&-Ruta-Sadoul, Paris, 1995; Karlovy Vary; Netherlands; Portugal; Korea; Hawaï; etc.
-Documentaries awards include Media Excellence award, Beijing, 1985; National award, Delhi, 1978; official selections at Ethnographic film festival, Paris, 1999, Calcutta,2011. etc.
–   Directed, photographed & edited two documentary films in Bangladesh, 1986-1988.

Exhibitions

–   Numerous solo photographic exhibitions including:
- Hopital Avicenne,Paris, France,2008 ;GRID,Amsterdam,2006 ;Mairiedes Lilas,France,2005; Maison de l’Inde, Paris, 2005; galerie Laleh, Tehran, 2001; Alliances françaises, Bangladesh, 1995-2007; Galerie Bernanos, Paris, 1996; Bordeaux & Nantes, France, 1991; National Museum & Art academies in Bangladesh, 1972-1994; USA, 1989; Fotogalerie 68, The Netherlands, 1984; Delhi, 1978, Pune, India 1977, 1976.

Books

–Author of eight major photo books: Pocket books: Sonar Bangla & Banglar Prem 2010. Portrait de vie pour le futur, France, 2007; A Ballad of Bangladesh, A Voyage Through Bangladesh, Dhaka portrait, Woman & A Journey Through Bangladesh, 1988-2001; Monograph: Anwar Hossain, by National Shilpakala academy, Dhaka, 1978. The Bangladesh Image, Dhaka, 1980.

Posts Served

--Vice-president of Bangladesh federation of film societies, 1989-1993; Secretary general of    Bangladesh federation of photography, 1987-1993;
–   Stringer photographer for Camera press ltd. of England 1981-1993.
Collections
–   Collections include Musée européen de la photographie, Paris,1993; Library of Congress,US,89 ;Shilpakala Academy & the National Museum of Bangladesh, 1978 & 1972.

Anwar Hossain : 46, Rue de Paris , 93260 Les Lilas, France
FR : +33 950055 920 / +3360190 6301 / BD :+880 733 955 122
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