Statement:Photography is my passion, empathy and soul. If the eyes said to be the windows of soul the camera without a doubt an extension of all the being as a photo artist. Lens is the paradise vision of my mind.
Abdul Malek Babul FBPS, age 50 , comes from a Muslim family 0f Bangladesh presently serves as a class one officer in medical photography department of armed forces medical service of Bangaldesh .
Ever since he was a child, Abdul Malek Babul has been intrigued by the visual, Integral to his photography are early influences of the natural world and the rich material taken from village life. After completion of college life he was admitted into Armanitola Youth Welfare Centre to study short hand and typing. Whilst there, he was amazed to find some of the senior students experimenting with light and chemicals to form visual images on pieces of blank paper. This illusion captivated his young mind and from that moment, he bid farewell to his shorthand course and enrolled himself in a photography course in spite of strong objections from his family.Thankfully, a very close friend of his presented him with his savings which was spent on buying his first camera, a Minolta Compact. The excitement of capturing images on film was stupendous. Over the years he has felt that photographs are not merely interpretative but a translation of mind to soul and taking photographs has been a profoundly spiritual experience.
Abdul Malek Babul has successfully undergone several advanced photographic workshops including teacher training courses under renowned teachers from Great Britain and Germany. His deep appreciation for aesthetics combined with his experience, precision and skill have led him to emerge as one of Bangladesh’s most important professional photographers over the past thirty years.
Noteworthy Photographic Achievements:
He achieved “Fellowship”; the highest Professional Degree in Photography.He was the former principal of the Bangladesh Photographic Institute (BPI) and the Vice President of the Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS).He achieved more than twenty five national and international prizes including gold and grand prize.Many of his fine art photographs have been exhibited across Asia, Europe, Australia and the USA. He was featured more than one in the prestigious New Internationalist education calendar from Europe as one of the twelve leading photo artists around the world. US AID (United States Agency for International Development) in Bangladesh has published his work, which has had worldwide circulation. He has held two of exhibitions on experimental photography at the national gallery of BPS and the Alliance Francaise in Dhaka. He is the proud author of illustrative photography book named ” the revelation of mystique St. Martin Island “ The BPS awarded him the honour of ‘Photographic Personality’ for his exceptional contribution in the field of photographic development and education in Bangladesh.