November 29, 2022
Culture

Photographer Anne de Henning: Documenting Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence

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Issued on: 22/11/2022 – 16:22

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ENCORE! © FRANCE 24 By: Eve JACKSON

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Witnessing the birth of a nation… French photographer Anne de Henning travelled through Bangladesh in the early 70s, during the war of independence, photographing freedom fighters, families, refugee trains and women fleeing villages. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, Paris’s Guimet Museum is hosting an exhibition of Anne de Henning’s work called “Witnessing History in the Making”. Anne de Henning spoke to Eve Jackson about what she saw when she was in Bangladesh.

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