Salma Abedin Prithi’s photographs examine the vulnerability and psychological struggle of ordinary people in contemporary South Asian societies. Prithi’s projects primarily deal with home violence, gender disparity, social injustice, and freedom of expression. After her graduation in photography from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Prithi started photographing ordinary people of Dhaka in her pop-up studio at home and realized how traumatized people are about everyday violence. She started making staged portraits in an intimate space and engaging the ordinary casts to decide their performative gestures as a process of healing and protest. Her recent work, Mundane, is a combination of tableau vivant and archival footage of newspapers as a testimony of everyday violence in Bangladesh. In 2019, she was the recipient of Magnum Foundation Social Justice fellowship and short-listed for the Acumen Fellowship Program. Prithi previously worked as a news reporter in broadcast television channels.
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