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Zoom Poster - Megacities, Dhaka

Poster - Megacities, Dhaka



This poster featuring a photograph by Farhana Satu from the Megacities Project has been made in celebration of NGV Triennial 2023.

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Printed on luxury 200gsm Gloss Art with Gloss Varnish
Standard A2 in size measuring 59.4 x 42 cm
Exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

‘Due to urbanisation, everything in the city has been touched by change. There is a paradigm shift in the cultural and social context. As a result, cultural exchange is changing the city. The signs of change can be easily seen on the streets, in people’s behaviour, in clothes, in movement, in speech. Not only that, but bus stands are also increasing around the city, expanded roads, flyovers, new shops are being built along footpaths, the number of hawkers is increasing, the amount of vehicles is increasing. And the city is expanding day by day. Its size is increasing. Religious bigotry is on the decline and communal harmony is on the rise. Due to the improved communication system, people from remote areas are coming to Dhaka and sharing various regional songs, stories, folklore and rural culture with us.’

Farhana Satu is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She was born in Bagerhat district but raised in Dhaka. She studied photography at the University of London, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Satu’s work focuses on stories which might have been overlooked or taken for granted by casual witnesses. As a visual storyteller, she explores the political, social, and personal aspects of what transpires around us every day and the stark implications they may have on our lives in the long run. Satu’s photographs have been widely published and she has participated in various photo festivals and numerous workshops.

Farhana Satu, The city of enchantment series, 2023

Poster - Megacities, Dhaka



Megacities is an ambitious project bringing the creative vision of ten leading street photographers into dialogue with the urban environment of ten global megacities – cities with a population of more than 10 million people.

With origins in the 1930s, and the advent of 35-millimetre film and handheld cameras, street photography came into its own as photographers became able to move freely and unobtrusively while taking photographs. The result was a dynamic genre of photography centred on the built environment and the behaviour, activity and experiences of urban populations. Street photography extends the descriptive and didactic capacities of photography to the realm of creative, interactive engagement and reflection, and in this project, offers a contemporary account of how we live.

The work of the ten photographers will feature in a dynamic, immersive environment, presenting a thought-provoking vision of the twenty-first century urban phenomenon – the megacity.

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