The Girl with a Red Rose, by Shahnaz Parvin

In a photo walk with some of my friends at Keraniganj Dockyard of Old Dhaka, we met many small kids. They were returning after finishing their school. I noticed every one of them were carrying red roses, and when I asked them, how they had got it? They replied that they had bought it. All those kids with red roses in their hands were looking simply amazing. This is Rokhsana, who was following me at first, but when I wanted to take her photograph, she hid herself among others. Later I talked with her and made her comfortable and then took this photo. Seeing her own photo in the preview screen of my camera, she became very happy. You know, in this country of mine, Bangladesh, you do not need lots of things to make children happy. Just some small instances can make them really joyful.

The Girl with a Red Rose, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon EOS 5D MarkIII | Exposure 1/25 sec @ f/2.8 | ISO 125 | Focal length 70mm
The Girl with a Red Rose, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 31
Award Score: 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: Keraniganj Dockyard, Old 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.


10 reviews
  1. Bellanca Raynor
    Bellanca Raynor says:

    Amazing! From the striking black scarf, to the red rose and several shades in her eyes, created a sort of illusion.


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