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The Stonebreakers at Warehouse421 was inspired by the historical and ongoing importance of maritime trade to the development of the port cities of the Arabian Gulf. The Stonebreakers bring together three recent projects by Shumon Ahmed, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and Hira Nabi that focus on …

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Published on 29 October, 2015 on Frieze “The ship-breaking yards of South Asia – Gadani (Pakistan), Alang (India) and Baro Aulia (Bangladesh) – are not wanting for attention from artists, from either the region or the West. Photographers including Edward …

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UNMISSABLE ART SHOWS – Deepanjana Pal

Posted On: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 | by project88pressadmin

Posted on 28 October, 2015 on The Daily Pao When Dead Ships Travel at Project 88 Ship-breaking yards are not tranquil, dreamy places. In Bangladeshi artist Shumon Ahmed’s photographs, however, they’re transformed. Ahmed first visited Baro Aulia, one of the …

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FINAL VOYAGES – Pooja Pillai

Posted On: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 | by project88pressadmin

Published on 20 October, 2015 in The Indian Express “Steeped in melancholy, Shumon Ahmed’s photographic prints of the ship-breaking industry in the Chittagong district’s Baro Aulia have an undeniable impact. The broken and rusted ruins of once-imposing freighters and tankers …

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Published on 14 October, 2015 in Open Magazine “The monstrous presence of the decaying, dying ships on the shores of Chittagong in Bangladesh appear in sharp contrast to the people working there who seem like Lilliputians in front of the …

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