It was a rainy day in Sonargaon, the ancient capital of Bengal. There I saw these shy Madrasah boys waiting for their teacher. I tried to talk with them but they were busy hiding themselves. After few minutes they became so friendly and start talking, some from their class room, and the rest were laughing in front of my camera. This is the life of these children there; study in Madrasah (means school). There they learn how to lead a life with peace. Many of them are orphans, but a small occasion like this gives them a sudden joy.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 14
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11.5, Composition 15, Style 11, Skill 11.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Sonargaon, Dhaka | Bangladesh
Photographer: Shahnaz Parvin (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Shahnaz Parvin was an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She was a passionate Bangalee, and used to reside in Bangladesh, until she passed away at the age of 32 on August 14, 2016. She was one of the best photographers of her time, who has been within top 10 of world’s top 100 photographers for last few years. Her real passion was in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loved documentary photography, and loved to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. With the highest number of Photo of the Month and Photo of the Day Awards, Shahnaz joined Light and Composition as Contributing Photographer from March 2013. Covering upheaval, conflict, places, people, and culture, she was one of the top most contributors from South Asia until 2015.