Once I went to Geneva Camp to see the abandoned hospital, which was used for child birth and recently been shut down as no one there supports NGOs. Just opposite of that building, I saw this tailor and beside him there was a boy, who was waiting. What made it really interesting was the chicken, which the tailor tied with a rope, was also waiting like the boy, for the tailor to finish his work. To me their waiting tales a different story, the story of Geneva Camp, a slum in the center of Dhaka, with more than 25,000 people, estranged Pakistanis, stateless people with no rights after the war of 1971. Even after many generations here they still wait, as if someday their life will change.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 19
Award Score: 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Geneva Camp, Mohammadpur, 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.