The Potter and His Wheel, by Shahnaz Parvin

Once upon a time pottery in Bangladesh was very much rich. Industrialization replaced that golden time. Even that some potters are found across the country busy with this profession. A potter’s wheel is used to make specific shape of the wedged clay. A ball of clay is placed in the center of a turntable called wheel-head, which the potter rotates with a stick with foot or hand power. The wheel rotates rapidly while the solid ball of soft clay is pressed, squeezed and pulled gently upward and outward into a hollow shape. A potter of Bangladesh never potters rather he works hard for his earning.

The Potter and His Wheel, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon EOS Kiss X4 | Focal Length: 55mm | Exposure: f/4 at 1/20s | ISO 100
The Potter and His Wheel, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 09
Photo of the Day Award Category: Motion Photography
Photograph Location: 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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