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Buriganga - My Photo scholarship 2012 entry

Bangladesh | Monday, January 14, 2013 | 5 photos

There is something about cities and its people that appeals to me. Taking photographs require patience, and above all a love for the subject being photographed. Photography has given me an opportunity to broaden my horizons and look beyond the 'seen', in search of the 'unseen'.

All of this was an immense inspiration that drove me to quit my job with the software industry and head to a six-month photography internship opportunity with Drik, Bangladesh, and join Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh.

Exploring different cultural environments and interaction with people has enriched my ways of seeing things from different perspective and has helped me get a better understanding of different cultures and be open to differences. I believe, "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”, as said by Henry Miller.

I consider myself fortunate to be part of the scholarship, with Jason Edwards, that will provide me the opportunity to develop the versatility needed to help me reach out to wider avenues, fuel my documentary photography projects and achieve my full potential as a photographer.

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Clear-cutting the timberland - Villagers cut down the bamboo forests and other trees on the eroding riverbanks, and take away the timber to build huts or put it to commercial use, before the river devours their fertile agricultural lands and crops.

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