Risky Life, by Shahnaz Parvin

Once I went this place to write a feature on women, and then suddenly saw the train coming. There was no warning, it was there, just like every single hour. It’s a farmers market in Postogola, women with very low income coming here to shop. Life stops here only when the train passing by, a still life with running train. And when an accident taking place, it changes the life for some forever, yet their life style remains the same, a risky life for the dweller beside the railway track. And those on top of the train, in front, on each side, on every possible inch a person can occupy, sitting, standing, or holding something, risking the life to the fullest, they only know one thing – reaching their destination. They fight to live a life with the basic needs.

Risky Life, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon Eos Kiss X4 | Exposure f/1.4sec @ 1/3200sec | Focal Length 55mm | ISO 100
Risky Life, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 04
Award Score: 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Postogola, 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.

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