Being and Nothingness

PhotographerMohammad Rakibul Hasan
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyRedux Pictures
City/CountryDHAKA, Bangladesh
Photo Date2015
Entry Description

Being and nothingness is a philosophic context which is related to consciousness, reality, existence, materialism and big bang from nothingness. The question of creation of the universe from nothing to something is still hypothetical and the creation of time at the same period with big bang takes us to so many unknown realm of non-materialistic domain where answers are very limited for mankind. What was then before the time creation? How absolute nothingness can create a small proton for evolution? Philosophers and physicists both are trying to find the unanswered paradigm of before the beginning of great big bang. The diptych photograph invites spectators to think philosophically about the existence and disappearance of the apple in the context of existentialism, nihilism and absurdism.

About Photographer

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a visual artist and a photographer. He is currently pursuing a hybrid Certificate program in Art History at Oxford University as a part-time student and also pursuing a Certificate course in 3D Animation at Dhaka University as a full-time student. Hasan holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University and also graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney. He was nominated for many international awards and won several photographic competitions worldwide. His photographs have been published and exhibited internationally. He is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and represented by Redux Pictures, USA.