Freedom 50 is a new outdoor exhibition that celebrates 50 years of Bangladeshi independence, featuring powerful and evocative photography taken over five decades. It takes place in Centenary Square.

The Freedom 50 exhibition presents over 40 evocative images of war, protest, self-determination and emigration. It includes images taken during the 1971 war in Bangladesh, and the protest that followed within the UK.

Iconic images from the legendary Bangladeshi photographer Naib Uddin Ahmed are featured, as well as striking images taken by other professional and emerging photographers. Visitors to the free exhibition will also be able to learn about Bangladesh’s recent history and the settlement of Bangladeshi people in the UK via accompanying display panels.

The Freedom 50 exhibition is organised by Legacy West Midlands in collaboration with Birmingham Museums Trust with support from Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Rep.

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