Shopna Akter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in1984. She started photography with a group called ‘Out of Focus’ in 1994. Since then, she has completed the basic photography course from Pathshala- South Asian Institute of Photography in 2001.She also completed a one month video documentary course under Lanurent Van Lanker from Polymorfilms Belgium and works as both a photographer and videographer. She is currently working with Shahidul Alam of Drik as an assistant.
Shopna Akter’s Noteworthy Photographic Achievements:
- Photography assignments undertaken with the Bengal Foundation & Unicef.
- Several words published and exhibited. These have included the following: Calendar of Drik 1997 (‘Our lives as we see it’);Exhibition in Chobi Mela 2000, Exhibition in London 2000, Calendar of Drik 2002, Exhibition in Drik 2001- (Photos in our language) .Exhibition in Drik 2004 – 10th anniversary of Out Of Focus, Exhibition on 4th September of Drik anniversary, Exhibition in Drik 2005, Bangladesh Tourism Festival at Shishu Academy 2005, Exhibition in Drik 2006- On the occasion of women’s day, Exhibition in Drik 2006.