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Bangladesh in sepia

Seen in sepia, the absence of bright colours exposes the suffering of the Bagladeshi people

Bangladesh is blessed with lots of colourful people, architecture, and scenery. However, once the colour is taken away and viewed through a sepia filter, it is easier to see the real Bangladesh behind the colours. While people generally look happy with life, the poverty in which many people live is truly appalling. People work hard to make ends meet. In the Chittagong ship breaking yards, men and boys work long hours to break down massive ships by hand and basic tools – all for a meagre $1 or $3 per day.  While poor, the people are friendly and very hospitable towards foreign visitors. 

Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Transport on the river in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

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Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Fishing on the river in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

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Chittagong, Bangladesh

Kissing the dead cow in the meat market, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Along the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Daily life in the narrow alleys of the slums area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Daily life in the narrow alleys of the slums area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Daily life in the narrow alleys of the slums area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Mongla, Bangladesh

Toiling the lands outside Mongla, Bangladesh

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Mongla, Bangladesh

Mongla, Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mongla, Bangladesh

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Chittagong, Bangladesh

Sunset along the beach at Chittagong, Bangladesh