Bangladeshi artist Salma Abedin Prithi started her career as a television reporter and presenter. After 3 years she felt reporting is often challenging to find inside stories, which is pretty much related to 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 started taking portraiture by spending long time and anticipating with very slow moments. Her recent body of work, Dear Love, is a monologue of ordinary people who talk about their relationships and stand in front of the camera intimately with their dear ones. They write about their feeling on their prints where text becomes an integral part of a photograph. Prithi is also particularly interested on rituals and women’s iconography.
2018: Dear Love, Solo Exhibition, Moncrief Cancer Institute Gallery,Texas, USA
2017: Asia Peace Film Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.
2017: Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai, India.
2017: Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2016: Addis Photo Festival, photo exhibition, Addis, Ethiopia.
2016: Dry Run, Solo Exhibition, Kalakendra, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2016: 26th Summer Show, photo exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southwest England.
2016: Aminul Islam Young Artist Award, an open studio, Bengal Foundation Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2016: Samdani Art Award, photo exhibition, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2015: Photo Kathmandu, Digital Slideshow Presentation, Nepal.
2013: Senses seven, photo exhibition, Dhaka Art Center.
2012: Chobi Mela VII, digital slideshow, Goethe Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009: Nari, Group Exhibition, Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009: Youth, Goethe Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014: Shaping A Vision, Swapan Parekh, Photographer
2013: Portrait Photography, Lin Schröder, Photographer, OSTKREUZ Agency
2012: Documentary Practice, Philip Blenkinsop, World Press Photo Foundation Jury 2007 2011: Contemporary Documentary Practice, Peter Bialobrezeski, Laurence Miller Gallery
2011: Sensitive Experiences: To go beyond the surface of things, Laurence Leblanc, Agency VU
2009: Visual Storytelling, Collaboration Program, Bjerkly Folkehoyskoe, Norway and Pathshala South Asian Media Academy
Award & Grant:
2017: Recipient of Women in Photography (WIPNYC) Grant and Mentor Program
2016: Shortlisted for Aminul Islam Young Artist Award, Bengal Foundation
2015: Shortlisted for Samdani Art Award, Dhaka Art Summit
2015: Nikon Photography Award, Second Prize in Open Theme category