|[photo via a previous trip, printmaking in Mexico]|
I am so glad I came back to this part of the world and I am really paying attention.
I am not taking photographs yet.
Just taking in this crowded, HOT, sad, graceful, colorful, gentle, chaotic and beautiful place.
We stay in Dhaka for another three day workshop and leave on a six hour train trip to Rajshahi for the last workshop. It is supposed to be even hotter but it is Mango season there. You can read an excerpt from a news piece about this project below. There's also a link to the full story. Thanks for visiting the blog and thanks for sending good wishes during this project!
Via The Daily Star - Bengal Foundation and the American Center of the US Embassy in Dhaka have jointly been organising a series of three workshops on printmaking and poetry. Calvin Hayes, Cultural Affairs Officer of the American Center in Dhaka, inaugurated the first workshop at the Bengal Centre Khilkhet in the capital on June 9. The organisors thanked Andrew Saftel (master printmaker) and Whitney Baker (litterateur) who conducted the workshops, for their commitment to the development of arts in Bangladesh. Both visiting from the United States, Andrew Saftel and Whitney Baker are leading these workshops, of which two will take place in Dhaka and one in Rajshahi.
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