Brazil signifies how a country full of cultural and ethnic diversity should be on everyone’s list of wanderlust, a strong innate desire to travel. Sabrina Islam has visited beautiful locations across Brazil, from the Iguaçu Falls, which are one of the largest waterfalls in the world, to the famous Carnival festival in Rio, capturing her flamboyant and joyful energy in this exhibition .
“I got my first camera, a disposable camera, when I was 14. I’ve been traveling alone since I was 18. As I traveled and took photography more seriously, I wanted to share my wanderlust with my friends, sharing how I saw the world through my lens,” said Sabrina Islam.
A total of 72 photographs were displayed during the exhibition. Sabrina Islam traveled to Brazil in 2019 and visited various parts of the country, in turn capturing moments such as marvelous street celebrations in Sao Paulo, the Amazon rainforest, dubbed “lungs of the earth”, the serene beauty from a small Portuguese town called Paraty and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, etc. She captured every moment with a clarity that highlighted different aspects of Brazilian culture.
“My first solo exhibition was in 2018, sharing the experience of witnessing the Northern Lights in Alaska, fall colors in the Adirondack Mountains, among others. This exhibition focuses solely on Brazil, its beauty and diversity,” noted Sabrina Islam.
The exhibition was opened by Brazil’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, His Excellency Joao Tabajara Jr. The opening ceremony took place in a serene outdoor setting of Edge Gallery, where guests were able to experience a natural ambience before s venture into the gallery to attend the exhibition.
“Photography is my passion; I like to take pictures when I travel. I’m planning to travel to Africa and Patagonia, so maybe I’ll take pictures there! And I really hope that all women, young and old, will pursue their dreams. with photography or anything that expresses their individuality,” replied Sabrina Islam when asked about her hopes and future plans.
The exhibition was held at Edge Gallery, NE(N)12, North Avenue, Gulshan 2 from 10am to 8pm, March 14.
Photo: Sabrina Islam