Weaver’s Hand, by Shahnaz Parvin

In front of Jamdani Sharee shop, inside the Sonargaon Folk Art and Culture Museum, I found some weavers were weaving sharee. They were sitting before their rickety looms and working on what was once the prized possession of every Bangalee woman, the hand-woven Jamdani. Patterns like these have been a source of Bengal’s pride for more than thousands of years. It is one of the most time and labor intensive forms of hand loom weaving. Here in Sonargoan, they sell these to visitors, or tourist who come to visit Museum and Panam city, and also supply those to Jamdani houses in Dhaka.

Weaver’s Hand, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon Eos Kiss X4 with sigma 30mm f/1.4 | Exposure f/3.2 @ 1/125sec | Focal length 30mm | ISO 200
Weaver’s Hand, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 02
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 15, Style 12.5, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Color Photography
Photograph Location: Sonargaon, Narayanganj | 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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