Story of the 21st hour

I was waiting with my friend (whom I call chacha) at the main road near Uttara. He was supposed to go to Mohammedpur this night as his nephew’s birthday was on the next day. This series of photographs talks about the random characters and stories I found within those 3-4 minutes. And it was a strike of 36 hours. The photographs were shot all around the 21st hour.

 

story of the 21st hourA rickshaw puller with his rickshaw on the main road. Only during the strikes and national holidays, they get to become the kings of the main road.

story of the 21st hourThe villain; he was charging double of the normal rate from the average people in that area. At the end the driver was looking if there was any potential passenger.

story of the 21st hourA man who did not rush to the CNG and did let four women in that place to take it first.

story of the 21st hourThe bus won’t even give a brake. Anybody who wants to get on has to rush for it.

story of the 21st hourMy friend Chacha inside the box. I think he will be alright. Because the driver has mother’s prayers with him, or at least thats what is written at the back in Bangla.

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different people, different stories…

A series of photographs of people that I photographed from 1st March’13 to 4th March’13. I have started learning how to start communication with people and gradually ask permission for taking their photographs. These are some of the photographs that I was able to take of different people of different ages.

Mohammed Hazrat

Mohammed Hazrat

Aged approximately 50 years, he is Mohammed Hazrat; a father, a husband and a street shopkeeper. He runs his own pitha ghar where he sells pitha.

Mohsin

Mohsin

A driver by profession; his name is Mohsin. He has been driving local three tire-vehicles in Dhaka for the last 16 years.

Golam-E-Molla

Golam-E-Molla

42 years old Golam-E-Molla has been running tea shop stalls for over 10 years. He is from Barisal and stays here in Uttara, Dhaka with his family.

Mohammed Mainuddin

Mohammed Mainuddin

A cobbler with a shop on footpath; his name is Mohammed Mainuddin and he is 33 years old. He is also known as Mainuddin from Jashimuddin.

Tasfiq Mahmood

Tasfiq Mahmood

24 years old Tasfiq Mahmood is a student, an employee in an add agency and a hobbyist photographer. He is currently doing a 365 photography project.

Shamim

Shamim

Aged 14 years, he is Shamim; a servant and a baby sitter at one of the homes in my neighborhood.