Victory Day Procession by Bayazid Akter

Caption and Concept: The 16th of December is the most glorious day of the Bengali Nations. The valiant sons of the Bangla Maa snatched the crimson sun of their cherishedIndependence that the memorable, ceremonially, significant, delightful and certain original. To mark the joy of the certain victory, the Sommilito Sangskritic Jote celebrates the Joyful Victory Procession every year from the Mass upsurge of 1990. Among other activities of Sommilito Sangskritic Jote Joyful Victory Procession is the most interesting one.

The Photographs of Victory Procession reflect the joyful passionate out burst of the face of spiritual discordance of the later time. In the colorful victory Procession the people overflowing with joys, wearing different type of masks of colorful cloths embossed with tress and leaves on their head makes camouflage on the forehead like ‘V’ symbolic victory written ‘Durjoy Jontar Durbar Jhatra’. In the street of victory Procession, in front of National flag, one of the oldest and tatlered raiment women had said with her risen hand ‘Inkilab zindabad/ Biplob dhirgogebi hoke/ Melito manusher biploab/ Protrak manusher nejessho biplob’. Among the youth, the passionate outburst of life, the joy of victory, their various body with Multicolor National Flags in their hands, girls take like makeup like peahen, boath side of road full of the viewer’s symbols on the street as if it looks like ‘Managolic utshab’. The red and green National Flag in the hands of the hands of the thousands of men and women, the first National flag ofBangladeshsymbolizes the glorious existence ofBangladeshin the world. ©Bayazid Akter


Documentary photographer Bayazid Akter was born inSirajganj,Bangladeshin 1969. He completed his B.A (Honours) and M.A in History fromUniversityofDhaka. Several times he worked as photojournalist in some national dailies, magazines and news agencies inBangladeshlike – the Navo Ovijhan, Dainik Dinkal, Dainik Janakantha. Magazines – Manchitro,Sangbadchitro, Ghar Shangshar. News Agency – The Mirror News & Feature Services. He was a contributor of Cross Section magazine published fromTokyo,Japan. He was commissioned photographer for Banglapedia – a national encyclopedia ofBangladesh. He is the first registered copyright © photographer inBangladeshentitled ‘Portrait of Bangladesh’ ‘Unity and Diversity’. Registration No. 6578-COPR 1998.

His six solo photography exhibitions held in some prestigious galleries in Dhaka, They were the People Who Forgot Crying, Unity and Diversity, Muktir Anondea Asso Bijoy Utshabea (Bijoy Utshab Shova Jatra 1990-1994) in 1995 etc. He worked several times as a photo consultant of some national and international NGOs and organization like DFID, Action Aid, Water Aid, APIT and Dhoritri foundation, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad etc.

His work has been published in the New Internationalist, Guardian,  Himal South Asia,Mizzima,VirginiaTeach University, USA Newsletter  and Philadelphia Museum of Art brochure. He honored by gold medal and honorable mention from the external publicity wing, Ministry of  Foreign Affairs,Bangladeshin 1996. Several times he received several national prizes for photography. His photographs have been exhibited in theUSA,Canada,Japan,United Kingdom,France, German,India,Nepal,Greeceand The Netherlands. He was nominated and selected international judge for Annual iPhoto Contest in 2004 as a jury panel. Now he works as a professional photojournalist.

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