It’s a tradition in Bangladesh to invite relatives and pray for the departure soul. 16 June was the Father’s Day and it was my father’s death anniversary too. After losing parents, memories always hurt more in some special days. On this June 16, 2013, rather than inviting some rich relatives, I decided to spend times with orphan children in an orphanage. My mother along with my other siblings was agreed. When I reached there with my elder sister, one of the orphan girls touched my heart. Her name was Rani, and she was 5 years old. Two years back she had joined this orphanage after losing her parents. While I was sitting next to her, became speechless for few minutes, because not only she was praying for my father’s soul, but she prayed for me too, which deeply touched my heart. I will remember her always.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 28
Award Score: 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Dhaka | Bangladesh
Photographer: Shahnaz Parvin (Dhaka, Bangladesh) Registered
Shahnaz Parvin is an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She is a passionate Bangalee, and resides in Bangladesh. Though she is doing a job as system admin in a PSI company, her real passion lays in photography and learning it. Shahnaz mostly loves documentary photography, and loves to represent her country Bangladesh through her lens. With the highest number of Photo of the Month and Photo of the Day Awards, recently Shahnaz joined Light and Composition from March 2013. Covering upheaval, conflict, places, people, and culture, she is the new Media Head for Asia.