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. She was the recipient of Social Justice fellowship, Magnum Foundation In 2019, Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo in 2020 and Short listed for C/O Berlin Talent Awerd 2021.  


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

2021: Trust, Digital Wonderings, online speculations, f/stop festival, Leipzig, Germany  

2021: Museum of Intensity, 24th National Fine Art Exhibition, Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh

2021: Off-limits, Chobimela 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


Features & Interviews




2019: Featured on Lens Culture

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
2015: Dear Love, IPA
2015: Take Pick by Bhavna Kakar, Take on Art



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