September 25, 2013

Train, Bangladesh

Photograph by Junaid Ahmed, Your Shot

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For Your Shot contributor Junaid Ahmed, the rapid growth of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has lacked proper planning. "Traffic jams are a regular routine here, so lots of people take trains to avoid this situation, and the trains are becoming overcrowded," Ahmed says. It was this overcrowding—and a desire to depict the reality of the situation—that inspired his shot of passengers at the Kamalapur Railway Station. "I was taking several shots, but I was waiting for an interesting moment, and suddenly this little child looked at me."

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47 comments
Leonard Sabri
Leonard Sabri

"Hold on tight mummy ! things are really getting worse..."

Tonmoy Ahbab
Tonmoy Ahbab

Traffic jam has become one of the major problems in Bangladesh...

Adrian Dumbravescu
Adrian Dumbravescu

This shot sadly remember me about Auschwitz trains...  Unfortunately this is a very sad reality. Many  people still live and work in "developing" countries  in conditions similar to Nazi camps. Only barbed wire and gas chambers are missing here.  Maybe you think how a detention camp can exist without barbed wire? Barbed wire is just replaced with visa emigration policies and border control posts. The beautiful "civilized" world forget-ed about labor camps. Those are only in black and white pictures. But in our days more than 75% humans "enjoy" a life in black and white. Last month i traveled with a very nice train in Austria  and there was more ticket checkers  than passengers.  The opulent western countries afford to waste huge amount of resources on luxury and the rest of world is struggling to survive.  They don`t finish theirs black&white lives in gas-chambers but they die by common diseases like tuberculosis because they can`t  afford to pay for a minimal healthcare. Maybe next time when you will enjoy to buy a fine quality T-shirt with 5$ from supermarket you may think about those people who work  for miserable wages in Auschwitz-like factories in "developing" world.... 

Janice H.
Janice H.

Darling shot of pure innocence in the little one's eyes!         Interesting photo.

Khasrul Islam
Khasrul Islam

Junaid bhai True but nice picture. But not horrible. Much better then Delhi, Mumbai or kolkata.

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

gr8  shot for people and life section

Jessica C.
Jessica C.

child's eyes have so many stories to tell

Gonzalo Alegrett
Gonzalo Alegrett

Great expressions... Just look at the girl's face... Wow!

Antoine Bruneau
Antoine Bruneau

Really nice picture, Junaid. The black and white totally reflect the candid eyes of this little kid. Great work, nice process, I totally love it!

Fernando Correia
Fernando Correia

congratulation

Muitos Parabéns, Foto está Fantastica ...

silvia fernandez
silvia fernandez

Muy buena foto. Los trenes de Buenos Aires pueden servir de gran inspiración!!

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

A telling image ! Great execution.

Once again
Once again

love it the hands and the way she holds the train and the bag and the look in the eye of the boy. nice 

Kayes Chowdhury
Kayes Chowdhury

Nice to see this pic, I always keep my eyes in this Section on NG website and i was hoping that some day i will see our countries pics also. So that day is came true.

Congrats Mr. junaid.

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

অভিনন্দন , Junaid............ 

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza

Bangladesh.............. :) আমার  দেশ,......। :) 

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Initially I thought that this was a photo of soldiers in khaki.

It must be the dilapidated carriage that makes it look like the commuters are off to battle the day. 

Anamul Hasan
Anamul Hasan

Congratulation

তবে একটা জিনিসের জন্য খারাপ লাগতেসে। Photo of the day হিসেবে আমাদের বাংলাদেশের, আমাদের দেশের একজন ফটোগ্রাফারের ছবি নির্বাচিত হয়েছে; কিন্তু সেটা আমাদের দেশের একটি ঋণাত্মক প্রেক্ষাপটের উপর।

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

I call this one the "Traveling Munchkin". 

 Your waiting paid Junaid, really nice photo.

K. Monsoor
K. Monsoor

congratz from Bangladesh @junaid Ahmed !

Asrar Farooqui
Asrar Farooqui

@Khasrul Islam do u really think that it is better than delhi or kolkatta or mumbai dont even think about it for the given growth witnessed by these cities and the people migrating we are managing it in the best possible way and in no way dhaka or daka as u people say can be compared with bombay or delhi 

Once again
Once again

@J S i thought that too may be because initially we saw the cloth and mistake it for soldiers.

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