Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS) was founded in 1976 by few dedicated senior and experienced photographers with a mission to organize practicing professional and amateur photographers in Bangladesh. Under the dynamic leadership of Manzoor Alam Beg, a photo maestro and most successful mentor, BPS took off with great achievements like recognition and acceptance as the country member of world body FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art). BPS has emerged as a federation having fifteen photographic organizations all over the country.
Holding of monthly, yearly, national and international photography contests & exhibitions regularly are the bright track records of the organization. BPS members have so for earned more than eleven hundred invaluable awards including first and other coveted prizes in international photographic competitions which is incomparable achievement in any other field in Bangladesh.
To mention some of the BPS activities for its members are regular Monthly Meeting in its own premises where two photo contests (B&W and Color) are held. Slide shows and inaugurating a month long solo or group exhibition in BPS Gallery are the major part of the meeting.
Every year BPS organizes National Photographic Contest and Exhibition collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Bangladesh Government. So far BPS organized some international photographic competitions and exhibitions very successfully and many of them with FIAP approval.
BPS have an education wing called Bangladesh Photographic Institute BPI also runs a Basic Photography Course which is a 14 session course that includes practical outdoor & darkroom works. Workshops on various photographic topics are often arranged by BPS.
BPS recognizes experienced and advanced photographers by awarding recognition like, Honorary member, Licentiate member (LBPS), Associate member (ABPS) and Fellow member (FBPS) after systematic evolution of their qualification, achievement, contribution, experience and portfolio. In all these categories honorary recognition are also awarded to celebrated and distinguished photographers.
It has more than 4,302 members at the moment.