About Me

Salma Abedin Prithi


Salma Abedin 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.


2020: Bangladeshi photographer Salma Abedin Prithi selected for ‘Joop Swart Masterclass’, Daily Star

2019: Featured on Lens Culture

2019: “After we married, I would ask him, ‘Will you abandon me?’, The California Sunday Magazine

2019: Cameray aken shopner chobi, Prothom Alo

2019: I never planned to be a photographer, Dhaka Tribune 

2018: Ones to Watch, British Journal Of Photography

2018: Snapshot special, Financial Times

2016: Poetic Inflection in the Alienation of Object and Seeing, Depart Magazine

2016: A Medium on the Move, Financial Times

2016: Monologues’ of Ordinary People, Depart Magazine

2016: Poetic Inflection in the Alienation of Object and Seeing, Depart Magazine

2015: Dear Love, IPA

2015: Take Pick by Bhavna Kakar, Take on Art


2021: “Tibro” Group Exhibition, Pathshala South Asian Media Inistitute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2021: Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2020: 4 Women, Group Exhibition, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany

2019: Achli, Group Exhibition, Bangladesh Academy for Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2018: Dear Love, Solo Exhibition, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Texas, USA

2017: Art For Peace, Group Exhibition, Islamabad, Pakistan

2017: Tasher Desh, Group Exhibition, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2017: Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai, India

2017: Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2016: Addis Photo Festival, Group Exhibition, Addis, Ethiopia

2016: Dry Run, Solo Exhibition, Kalakendra, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2016: 26th Summer Show, Group Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Southwest England

2016: Aminul Islam Young Artist Award, Open Studio, Bengal Foundation Dhaka, Bangladesh

2016: Samdani Art Award, Group Exhibition, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2015: Photo Kathmandu, Digital Slideshow Presentation, Nepal

2013: Senses Seven, Group Exhibition, Dhaka Art Center

2012: Chobi Mela VII, Digital Slideshow, Goethe Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2009: Nari, Group Exhibition, Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2009: Youth, Goethe Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grant, Award & Fellowship

2021: Shortlisted for C/O Berlin Talent Award

2020: Joop swart masterclass, World Press Photo

2019: Shortlisted for Acumen Fellowship Program

2019: Photography and Social Justice Fellowship, Magnum Foundation 

2017: Recipient of Women in Photography, New York (WIPNYC) Grant & Mentor Program

2016: Shortlisted for Aminul Islam Young Artist Award, Bengal Foundation

2015: Shortlisted for Samdani Art Award, Dhaka Art Summit

2015: Nikon Photography Award, Second Prize in Open Theme category

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