My first time tour to Saint Martin was a thrilling experience for me. Next morning after I reached this beautiful Island, I was walking by the shore, and saw these two little girls. They were playing with the sand in the shells. I tried to become their friend, and in return they offered me everything they were playing with. There I lost count of my time, my location, my age, and became one of them, their playing partner. If you ever travel to Bangladesh, I believe you will encounter the same. Here the people have this special bonding, an ability to make the stranger as their own.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 10
Award Score: 68.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Portraiture Photography
Photograph Location: St. Martin’s Island | 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.