Being born in Bangladesh, a third world country, I had the privilege of witnessing different strata of society and the inherent socio-economic issues that exists. Bangladesh is one of the most crowded places on earth, and there exists a never ending fight for existence for most of the people living here. Families struggle day and night to survive. I was shocked to experience that most of us don’t even care for development of women and their rights. We as human beings can never progress without the upliftment of women in the society. I started as a feature photographer in The Daily Star (a leading English daily in Bangladesh). After my stint at The Daily star, I contributed to another English newspaper The Daily sun, as a Staff Photographer. I am a third year student in the Advanced Program in Photography at PATHSHALA, South Asian Media Academy. In the year 2012, I was nominated for ‘Joop Swart Masterclass’ organized by ‘World Press Photo’ the Netherlands. In the same year I was selected as a finalist in Roberto Villagraz scholarship of Photography – EFTI School of Photography and Image Centre, Madrid, Sapin. My works have been published in different local and international news media like Sunday times Magazine UK, Fotovisura, Social Documentary, The Guardian; Getty Image, Lightbox.time, UCAN News, The Daily Star, Daily Sun, Daily Jurantor, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Prothom alo, Drik news and also exhibited many photo exhibitions in South Asia, Middle East and London. My focus is on social issues, rural development, and women rights and development in Bangladesh.
Homelessness-the level of life
by Ranak Martin
No one chooses to become homeless. No one plans on living on the street. Each one of them has their own story, some made bad decisions and others were victims of domestic, economic, or social disruption; including, poverty, breakdown of families, political unrest, and sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Every year a large number […]
Jul 17, 2014