CCA Introducing 2022: Salma Abedin Prithi
CCA Introducing is back again in 2022 with more artists participating in our 24 hour social media takeovers We're delighted to announce the first takeover of the year with Salma Abedin Prithi. Follow Salma as she takes control of our Instagram page on Saturday 9 April 2022 to share her research, work and interests.
Salma Abedin Prithi was nominated by Naeem Mohaiemen; a film-maker, photographer and writer. He was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2018 for his film Tripoli Cancelled (2017). Prithi’s photographs explore the vulnerability and psychological struggle of general people. After her graduation in photography at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Prithi started making portrait of ordinary people with performative gestures in her pop-up studio at home. Her work, Mundane, is a combination of tableau-vivant and archival footages of newspapers exploring domestic violence in Bangladesh. She was the recipient of Social Justice Fellowship at the Magnum Foundation (2019), Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo (2020) and shortlisted for the C/O Berlin Talent Award (2021).
Salma will be sharing Achlee, which is a body of work consisting of the photographer's family of friends, neighbours and relatives in Old Dhaka and the juxtaposition of their past and presence. This work is made up of collected photographs from the family albums.