Once on the way to Sonargoan, the Dhaka – Chittagong highway, I saw this man with a pulling van carrying an enormous amount of empty drums. I was on an auto riksa and asked my driver to stop. I got down but the highway was full with other vehicles, so I started to run with this van and was looking for an empty space, then managed to get few shots. Recently Reuters has published one of my photographs on this series, but to be honest, I got inspired by one of the similar work of renowned Bangladeshi photographer M R Hasan, though that was in Black and White, and in mine I wanted to give more focus on the color. This photograph has another meaning to me; the electric lines seem as if pulling the van with this man. Just like our life, we have to pull ourselves together and move forward.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 12
Award Score: 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Street 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.