Dhaka 1000-1200, Bangladesh
2018 - Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award, 2017 - Picture of the Year International , 2016 - Mro Foundation Grant, 2016 - Photogrvphy Grant, 2016 - Ian Parry Scholarship , 2015 - EyeTime: Emerging Talent Jury Winner, 2015 - Lucie Foundation Scholarship , 2014 - Jessica Lum Award & Future Voices Jury Award, 2014 - Photocrati Fund, 2014 - Photophilanthropy Activist Awards
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"BORN REFUGEE" by Turjoy Chowdhury has been selected as one of the 'Work of International Importance' by The BìFoto Cultural Association, Italy.
The work will be exhibited in Bì Foto Fest (8th edition), The International Festival of Photography in Sardinia, Italy starting from April 27 to May 13, 2018 at the Central building of the Fiera di Mogoro.
Life in Waste
Dhapa is a locality on the eastern fringes of Kolkata, the only waste dumping ground in the city. The area consisting of landfill sites where the solid waste produced in the city is dumped; covering over 60 acres of land, started operations in 1987 originally built with the capacity to accommodate city’s wastes for 15 years. Dhapa has long outlived its efficacy. Yet 5,372 tons of municipal solid waste is dumped here everyday through 500 trucks. This mountain of garbage happens to be home of a community of people. They are the poorest of the poor, ignored by the rest of the civilization they find their livelihood in the trash, forgotten and forsaken & avoided by the rest.