Waterways an exhibition by Aftab Rahman
Photographs from Bangladesh and Birmingham
to be auctioned to support Human Appeal
- Waterways is a photographic exhibition by Aftab Rahman which links the waterways of Bangladesh and Birmingham as part of the Transforming Narratives project.
- Photographs will be auctioned to raise funds for a water filtration project in Bangladesh managed by Human Appeal.
- This one-off exhibition takes place on 30 April, 6pm – 8pm in Birmingham and will be opened by renown photographer and artist Vanley Burke.
Waterways is a photographic exhibition by Aftab Rahmanwhich links the waterways of Bangladesh and Birmingham as part of the Transforming Narratives project.This one-off exhibition takes place on 30 April, 6pm – 8pm at Aspire & Succeed Offices in Lozells, Birmingham and will be opened with a key note address from renown photographer and artist Vanley Burke.
Bangladesh and Birmingham are intrinsically linked by water and have a shared heritage that expands four centuries. During this one-off exhibition all the photographs will be auctioned off during the evening. The funds will be used to pay for a water filtration project in Bangladesh managed by Human Appeal (www.humanappeal.org.uk).
Photographer Aftab Rahman said: “I was able to visit Bangladesh earlier this year as part of the Transforming Narratives project and am delighted I can share the story of my heritage of Bangladesh and Birmingham through these photographs. Bangladesh is famed for its rivers and tributaries and Birmingham of course has more canals than Venice, the countries share a heritage linked by water that spans over four centuries.
“As part of my research I took over a thousand images, I will showcase a handful of them for one day only at this pop-up exhibition and I hope through the auction we can raise money to support a much-needed water filtration project in Bangladesh managed by Human Appeal.”
Sophina Jagot, Transforming Narratives Project Manager said:“It is fantastic to see outcomes from the research visits that took place earlier in the year as part of Transforming Narratives. Through sharing Aftab’s personal experiences of his dual heritage with Bangladesh and Birmingham we are beginning to create new narratives. I look forward to seeing more work emerge across artforms created by artists and cultural organisations in Birmingham, Bangladesh and Pakistan.”
Waterways is part of Transforming Narratives, a ground-breaking project to establish Birmingham as a leading international centre for contemporary Pakistani and Bangladeshi arts. It is supported by Arts Council England and delivered in association with The British Council.
For further information on Transforming Narratives visit: www.transformingnarratives.com
Waterways is presented by Legacy West Midlands and supported by Aspire & Succeed, Punch Records, Nowka Bais, Simra and G10 Design & Print.
The exhibition takes place on Tuesday 30 April from 6pm until 8pm at Aspire & Succeed, 3a Carpenters Road, Lozells, Birmingham, B19 2BA. All are welcome however attendance must be confirmed in advance via Apsana@legacy-wm.org