Interviews & Reviews
16 February 2012

Art from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India- Financial Times, 2019
A group show in Cambridge tackles potentially fraught subject matter with subtlety rather than bombast. By Rachel Spence. Read more…

Daily Devotions: A Conversation with Munem Wasif- So Far, 2019
Writer Sharmini Aphrodite visits the temporary studio in CCA, Singapore of filmmaker and photographer Munem Wasif, as he shares the delicate nature of his documentary practice.Read more…

Interview for Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane 2018
In his recent film ‘Kheyal’, Wasif has experimented with video, sound and different photographic devices while retaining aspects of the documentary style and archival interest for which he is acclaimed. Read more…

‘Should Photography be Taught?’- Chobi Mela X, 2018
Panel discussion on photographic education by Karen Fromm, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover, Soren Pagter, Danish School of Media and Journalism and artist, Munem Wasif, Curator and Educator, moderated by Indian writer, curator and educator Alisha Sett at Goethe Institut.Read more…

Bengal divided: Review by Paroma Mukherjee- Scroll, 2017
As part of the ninth edition of Chobi Mela, Asia’s first photography festival, Bengal Divided was conceptualised as an ongoing project, which traced the history of the Partition through fragments of the 1971 Liberation War and the lives of people in both countries, post Partition. Read more…

Of land, Labour and seed- The Hindu, 2017
Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif’s solo debut in India excavates the many layers of the earth to unearth what lies at the root. Read more…

New Developments on Pathshala by Daniel Baumann- Frieze, 2016
How a photography course in Dhaka is challenging religious and artistic prejudices. Read more…

Islam, Beyond the Stereotypes- Lens Blog – The New York Times, 2015
Days after the show opened, Mr. Wasif was dining with photographer friends when he received an urgent call from the gallery owner: Stay off the streets, a series of violent attacks was going on in other parts of Paris. Read more…

Munem Wasif talks about complexity of faith- France 24, 2015
Photographer Munem Wasif joins us in the studio to talk about a new exhibition which aims to show the complexity of faith in his native Bangladesh. Read more…

Learning How to Look – Interview in Asian American Writers Workshop, 2014
Abeer Hoque interviews Munem Wasif whose work recently made its way to an exhibit in New York City. Read more…

Review of Belonging in Photo Eye blog, 2014
Belonging reviewed by Christopher J. Johnson in photo eye blog. Read more…

Chaos and Harmony in Old Dhaka – Lens Blog – The New York Times, 2013
In an audio slide show, Mr. Wasif expands on his street photographs from the old city, as distinct from the new city. Read more…

As deep you can go- Interview in PhotoRAW magazine, 2012
Munem Wasif finds his important images close to home, Interview by Laura Vuoma/ PhotoRAW magazine. Read more…

Interview in France Culture, 2012
Interview taken by Amaury Chardeau in French culture radio. To listen the interview please click here- French culture.

Photography caught amid sea and swamp by Angel Gurria-Quintana- Financial Times, 2009
One photograph looks like the monochrome record of an Andy Goldsworthy installation – an old wooden boat sitting on a neatly geometric platform of cracked mud. In fact, this is a patch of land that used to be productive, and has been desiccated by salt-water flooding. Read the full article in Financial Times.

Munem Wasif delves deep into death of the golden fibre by Karim Waheed, 2009
The venue certainly was interesting. The narrow lanes of Shakharibazar in Old Dhaka possess something of a hypnotic allure. But this is not about Shakharibazar; focus was on the opening of Munem Wasif’s photo exhibition at Kolpona Boarding on February 3. The exhibition is a part of ‘Chobi Mela V’ (International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh 2009). Read more.

Salt Water Tears in Musée de l’Elysée, Switzerland, 2010
In the occasion of Les Lauréats du Prix Pictetin Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Munem Wasif talks about his experience of photographing the story Salt water tears. Please have a look at the videohere-

Bangladesh Standing on the Edge Preface by Christian Caujolle, 2008
A world where speed is queen and profit king inconsiderately leaving on the wayside the rejected that it spawns. It is salutary that an eye such as Wasif’s reminds us that these things exist, that there are men, women, children, “little people” like us who have to withstand much more than we do. Read more Shahidul News.