Overview participating exhibitions

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Abir Abdullah

Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community (Bangladesh, 2005-2011)

In the chaotic city of Dhaka, home to millions, the absence of building regulations and fire prevention measures leads to highly dangerous situations. Fires are a regular occurrence, and are difficult to bring under control because of the lack of the right apparatus and training. As a result, homes, possessions, and lives are lost. In his series DEATH TRAPS Abir Abdullah shows that although fire is a problem for everyone, it is particularly in the slums where they do the greatest damage. The poorest have no reserves in the bank, while they often lose all that they have in fires. With his work Abdullah hopes to awaken both the public and the authorities to the problem.

  • Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community

    Bangladesh, 2005-2011

  • Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community

    Bangladesh, 2005-2011

  • Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community

    Bangladesh, 2005-2011

  • Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community

    Bangladesh, 2005-2011

  • Death Traps: Tales of a Mega Community

    Bangladesh, 2005-2011

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

Abir Abdullah

RELIGION AND POLITICS IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh, 2005-2006)

Although it is not the official state religion, Islam plays an important role in Bangladesh. Islamic rituals are a regular part of everyday life, and two festivals in particular are of national importance. The first celebrates the birthday of Mohammed, and the second, called Eid, is the largest gathering of Moslems after the hadj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The American invasion of Iraq and the commotion surrounding the Danish cartoons of Mohammed also led to many demonstrations in Bangladesh.

  • RELIGION AND POLITICS IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh, 2005-2006)

    Although it is not the official state religion, Islam plays an important role in Bangladesh. Islamic rituals are a regular part of everyday life, and two festivals in particular are of national importance. The first celebrates the birthday of Mohammed, and the second, called Eid, is the largest gathering of Moslems after the hadj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The American invasion of Iraq and the commotion surrounding the Danish cartoons of Mohammed also led to many demonstrations in Bangladesh.

  • RELIGION AND POLITICS IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh, 2005-2006)

  • RELIGION AND POLITICS IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh, 2005-2006)

  • RELIGION AND POLITICS IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh, 2005-2006)

Biography

Abir Abdullah (b. 1971, Bangladesh) works for the European Press Agency (EPA). Since 2005 he has been documenting the role of Islam in public and private life in his native country. While photographing the demonstrations against the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, he was beaten up by radical Muslims.

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50

Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00