The Chobi Mela V festival was supposed to take place in 2008 but due to an overwhelming response and record-breaking number of entries to the theme of FREEDOM, it will take place from 29th January 2009 - 20th February 2009.
At the opening of festival on January 30, 2009 there will be a video conference featuring Mahasweta Devi, Noam Chomsky and Stuart Hall.
Get a preview of the Chobi Mela V exhibitions featuring photos of Iraq taken by Iraqi women, a story on Bangladeshi women prisoners and leprosy in China.
I found out about this festival through photomonth, East London's photography festival that "aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience."
Labels: color photography, contemporary photography, documentary, photography event, south asian, women photographers