Smile Is All You Need, by Shahnaz Parvin

This was taken in in a tribal village named Manipuri Para in Srimongol, Sylhet. I went there with a group who was making documentary on people living there. Early in the morning I started to roam around all over the village, as I wanted to know the place. After sometimes I found myself in front of few houses there. By tradition Manipuri people are very colorful, but they are speaking in their native language Bishnupriya Manipuri. Though I hardly understood what they were talking about, but they were very friendly and welcoming. This jolly old woman saw me and came out wearing a colorful dress, meanwhile, her shy grand-daughter hiding herself seeing my camera, took a peek. This is one of those moments when she peaked. And I didn’t miss the opportunity to take the snap.

Smile Is All You Need, by Shahnaz Parvin

Canon Eos Kiss X4 with sigma 30mm f/1.4 | Exposure f/1.4 @ 1/200sec | Focal length 30mm | ISO 100
Smile Is All You Need, by Shahnaz Parvin

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 23
Award Score: 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 13.5, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Manipuri Para, Srimongol, Sylhet | 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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