Friday, March 28, 2008

Andrew Biraj: A Bangladeshi Photojournalist

For those who don't know, I am of Bangladeshi origin(a very small country in South Asia, next to India). When I lived there I didn't have much idea about documentary style or journalistic approach to photography. I didn't even know there are schools for photographers in Bangladesh focusing on photojournalism. Over the time, I have learned and grown as a photojournalistic wedding photographer. But, a real photojournalist is Andrew Biraj from Bangladesh, who recently won the first prize in the 'Best of Photojournalism 2008' contest organized by the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). His images tell heart breaking stories of real people in our society; visit his site to learn more.

Here is an image from his winning gallery(Environmental Picture Story). More to be found here

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"11 year old Hasan is suffering from diarrhea on the hospital bed. With the monsoon floods every year, thousands of children are diagnosed with diarrhea and other waterborne diseases. Many are admitted into hospitals like this, the ICCRB in Dhaka; those in outlying and remote areas usually don't have available medical care."

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