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Anwar Hossain (photographer)

Anwar Hossain (6 October 1948 – 1 December 2018)[1][2] was a Bangladeshi photographer and cinematographer.[3][4] He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Cinematography a record five times for the films Sundori (1979), Emiler Goenda Bahini (1980), Puraskar (1983), Anya Jibon (1995) and Lalsalu (2003).[5]

Anwar Hossain
Anwar Hossain.jpg
Hossain in 2010
Born(1948-10-06)6 October 1948
Died1 December 2018(2018-12-01) (aged 70)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
CitizenshipBangladesh
France
Alma materBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
OccupationCinematographer, photographer

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Early life and educationEdit

Hossain was born in Old Dhaka in 1948.[2] He completed his SSC from Armanitola Government High School and HSC from Notre Dame College, Dhaka in 1965 and 1967 respectively.[6] He graduated in architecture from BUET and a diploma in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of Pune, India.[7][8]

CareerEdit

Hossain started his photography career in 1967.[9] His photography captured the Liberation War of Bangladesh.[2]

Hossain worked as a cinematographer of total 15 fictions and 30 documentary films.[10]

Personal life and deathEdit

Hossain migrated to France after the death of his first wife in 1991.[8][11] In 1993, he married a French woman and had two sons together.[8]

Hossain was found dead in the Olio Dream Haven hotel in Panthapath area in Dhaka on 1 December 2018.[8] He had been staying at this hotel as he was serving as a judge for a local photography competition.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Hossain won more than 60 international awards in photography.[2]

  • Sole Jury, Commonwealth photo contest, Cyprus, 1980
  • Principal National Jury, Bangladesh, 2008–2011

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Renowned photographer Anwar Hossain found dead in Dhaka hotel". bdnews24.com. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  2. ^ a b c d "ULAB hosts Anwar Hossain Photo Exhibit: 'Tutail 1971-2012'". University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Anwar Hossain's photography exhibition begins today". The Daily Star. 20 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Photographer Anwar Hossain found dead at a city hotel". The Daily Star. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  5. ^ Rashed Shawon (14 August 2012). চার দশকে আমাদের সেরা চলচ্চিত্রগুলো [Best films of four decades] (in Bengali). bdnews24.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  6. ^ Halim, Anwar Parvez (16 December 2015). "My dream of an archive remains a dream". Probe Weekly (Interview).
  7. ^ Imran, Nadee Naboneeta (5 April 2012). "The prolific eye- Anwar Hossain". New Age. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e "The shutter comes to a stop". The Daily Star. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  9. ^ "Remembering the legendary ANWAR HOSSAIN". The Daily Star. 2018-12-02. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  10. ^ "Anwar Hossain Photo Exhibit begins Sunday". banglanews24.com. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Anwar Hossain portrays 25 years in France". Dhaka Tribune. 2016-01-23. Retrieved 2018-12-01.

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