Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Photography Club (AUSTPC) was the dream of photography admirers, who had the aspiration to create a society for photographers. AUSTPC started unofficially for the students of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in 2011 with few people who shared the same ambition for photography. Finally, after showing brilliant efforts, AUSTPC got official recognition in September 2014. Since its birth, the members of this club have worked hard to open the door of photography to the world. AUSTPC is the inspiration of every individual who has the eagerness to make a difference by capturing a moment in the form of a photograph. The purpose of AUSTPC is to develop quality photographers and to establish a network between professional and amateur photographers.
The club has represented AUST at many Inter-University photography events and has brought prestige for AUST in terms of photography. It has arranged and participated in several national and international exhibitions and won prizes in different categories. AUSTPC has won 1st runner-up in Bangladesh University of Professionals Photo Exhibition. AUSTPC has been featured in national newspapers in 2017. The club has also been featured in a talk show called “Dark Room” on the ATN Bangla channel.
The club motivates students to learn and share new ideas and techniques with fellows with similar interests and imaginative power through photography. Regarding this, every year AUSTPC arranges two main events, an international photography exhibition named Dream Beyond Imagination (DBI) and an intra university photography exhibition called F/30 alongside some other small events. All these events have been very effective in finding out all the talented photographers in AUST.
The main objectives of AUSTPC are listed below -
Dream Beyond Imagination is an international photography exhibition. It is a platform for all the talented photographers around the world to exhibit their photographs. In 2013, DBI was arranged by AUSTPC for the first time. This event includes photo exhibitions, photo-talks, and many more.
Intra AUST Photography festival- “F/30” is the yearly festival of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Photography Club (AUSTPC). The first F/30 was arranged by AUSTPC in 2013. AUSTPC has hosted seven consecutive successful events as F/30. The exhibition is showcased with the works of 30 selected Photographers from AUST. Current Students of AUST become eligible to submit their photographs. To promote creativity in the photographic arena is the motto of F/30.
Organizing all the events every year is a vast and tough task. Keeping this in mind we recruit members for the club twice every year at the beginning of the semesters. Members are recruited through personal interviews and the best and dedicated are chosen to be a part of the journey of AUSTPC, which becomes more of a family to them than club later on.
AUSTPC is the first established club in Aust. Being the first club of AUST, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Photography Club is now running on full throttle and trying to develop at every single step and fulfill its objective. The efficient members work their hearts out to uphold and protect the glory of the name “Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology Photography Club”.