On Wednesday, November 28th, there will be a press conference followed by a cocktail at Alliance Française de Dhaka (26 Mirpur Road).On this occasion  come and meet the organizers and the partners for the opening of the international competition “JP’s Prize for the contemporary photography in Bangladesh.

will take part :

– Charles Thierry Ndjandjo (Ars Cultura representative)

– Olivier Litvine (Director of Alliance Française de Dhaka)

– Arnaud Loizeau (Cultural attaché of the Embassy of France in Bangladesh)

– Khalid Mahmood Mithu (Film-maker & Photographer)


Creator of this prize, Jean-Philippe Pernot or JP (for his intimates) has suggested Ars Cultura give strength to this prize and allow the artists to express their talent and to take it to our knowledge. A project supported by his closest friend the painter Ahmed Shahabuddin.

Since 2000, He has involved himself in creation. He has shown mostly in France, Spain, in the USA and recently in Bangladesh where he found the inspiration of this contemporary photography competition.

On the occasion of his exhibition in Bengal Gallery of Fine Art in 2010 Shahidul Alam introduced this artist of the contemporary photography as an artist who “might find joy in capturing the fleeting, the ephemeral and the insignificant is difficult enough to explain” and overall as man who “rejects the notion of the photographic truthsayer”

You can found the Shahidul Alam’s presentation here

and JP’s website by clicking on the picture below

In twenty days the competition for The JP’s PRIZE for the contemporary photography in Bangladesh will start.

You can now upload the subscription form here with a click on the picture below

or also from November 25th at the reception of Alliance Française de Dhaka (in Dhanmondi, Gulshan and Uttara location Maps). Closing of subscriptions on December 24th