“The wounds of a war run much deeper than the physical manifestations of the destruction it leaves behind.” - Antara Datta
This newspaper focuses on one of South Asia’s most significant political events, the foundation of Bangladesh as an independent state in 1971.
Featuring a selection of black and white images, primarily by Bangladeshi photographers. These images document demonstrations, soldiers and the aftermath of violent conflicts - providing definitive evidence of a controversial and contested memory.
An extract from Antara Datta’s essay Scattered Memories of 1971 considers these events in historical context.
Please note this newspaper contains graphic images related to war.
Published by Autograph 2008
Images: 14 (black and white)
Dimensions: 41x 26.5cm
Texts in English and Bangla
Published for the 2008 exhibition Bangladesh 1971, presented in partnership with Drik at Autograph, London.
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