In a country with large inland waterway networks, Bangladesh has more than 700 rivers and tributaries. And during the monsoons, this waterway network criss-crosses almost everywhere. I took this photograph during one of those times, when even going to school needed a taxi boat. These children told me, they love their school more than anything. They do not care if it’s raining or in the middle of summer or winter, they just want to fulfil their dream of getting an education. This taxi boat for school gives wings to that dream.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 07
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12.5, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Documentary Photography
Photograph Location: Sonargaon, Dhaka Division | 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.