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Dhaka at Dusk

Anthony Zwi
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These photographs (and the others on exhibit) documented an everyday scene that struck me in Dhaka, Bangladesh, as the light was fading.  I was leaving the School of Public Health run by BRAC, one of the largest and most impressive NGOs in the world, and noticed the large numbers of people coming across the lake from Korail slum to the city.  The constant change, textiles, colours, movement, reflection on the water, the lights, sheer number of people, and the rubbish on the foreshore grabbed my attention.

People were coming to the city to work, to shop, to eat, to make a living… It was dusk and over a period of around 25 minutes I took about 30 or 40 photographs, using neither a flash nor tripod. I took a few long exposure images and liked the effect of blurred movement with people now here now gone within the frame. I kept recording and appreciating the scene until it was too dark to see what was happening.  

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