Juthika Howlader was born in Bangladesh in 1979. A Graduate in photojournalism from Pathshala, South Asian Institute of Photography, her great passion is for documentary photography but she is also continuing her studies in a Masters in Social Science. She is interested in social issues; concerning women, children and senior citizens. Her fascination remains with Black and White photography, as it gives her immense pleasure to be able to see her own photographs come to life in the dark room. She has participated in many photography workshops under internationally reputed photographers and photo editors. Workshops conducted by Jenny Mathews, Amy Herz, Morten Krogvold, Mala Mukherjee, Annu Mathews, David H Wells, Dick Doughty, Barbara Stauss, Pedro Meyer and Tim Hetherington has helped her understand various aspects of photography, such as printing techniques of both colour and black and white photography, aesthetics of photography, politics of image making, caption writing, digital photography, photo editing, documentary photography and experimental techniques in photography.
Juthika Howlader’s Noteworthy Photographic Achievements:
•Juthika has exhibited in a number of group exhibitions at the Bengal Gallery during Chobi Mela, 2003.
•She has also exhibited at the Goethe Institute, 2005, at Drik Gallery on Women’s Day, 2005 & Imagining Peace at The Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi, India, 2005.
•In 2004 she participated in a duet exhibition Alokotha (Language of light) The workshop conducted by Jenny Mathews resulted in a children’s book titled “Bangladesh, in the children’s own eyes” (published by Chrysalis Children’s Books, London) which features her photo project.