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'Bhangon', The erosion of the Teesta

Bangladesh | Sunday, July 7, 2013 | 5 photos

It surprises me a bit that I’m back to this contest with yet another series on a river. Something about the unity of man and nature appeals to me. The presence of man in the realm of nature, indispensably entwined, fascinates me. Photography has given me the eye to delve into these dialectic interactions and the opportunity to capture the presence of nature's image in forms of energy, information and processes in man's life. This was a major inspiration that drove me to quit my IT job and head to a photography internship with Drik, Bangladesh. Exploring different cultural environments and interaction with people has enriched my experiences in people-facing roles, and conduced to my cultural awareness and openness. I may not be making a living out of photography yet, but I’m trying my best to manage my time and finances, and plan my documentary projects well, so that I can do what I love doing, and also pay my bills. I consider myself fortunate to be part of this scholarship that will provide me valuable insights about project execution and presentation, development of ideas and expression, and above all provide me an incredible global platform to help me explore wider avenues.

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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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