Asia’s largest photography festival, Chobi Mela will open in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 23 January and run until 5 February.

This biannual festival is convened by Drik Picture Library Ltd. and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and curated by Munem Wasif, ASM Rezaur Rahman and Tanzim Wahab. Two guest curators, Salauddin Ahmed and Mahbubur Rahman, have also joined the team this year. The festival has attracted important guests like Magnum photographer Larry Towell, New York Times Lens Blog Co-Editor James Estrin, Bangladeshi legendary photographer Anwar Hossain, World Press Photo Winner Denis Dailleux and Spanish model-turned-photographer Cristina Nunez.

The complete programme for this year’s edition is available at: