4th Golden Orchid International Photography Award
Photographer: Moniruzzaman Sazal, Bangladesh
Prize: Bronze Prize
On the photo a small child who is basically a day labor found asleep on a break of unloading large watermelons from a cargo vessel in Badamtoli, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Child labor is a major problem in Bangladesh where the government initiatives found inadequate due to extreme poverty towards a large population. Children are found on labor on such un-institutional and high risk environments.
Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I believe that travel broadens ones view of the world. Experiencing other cultures, meeting people from other communities and other countries and seeing the beauty, and sometimes ugliness, of the world has helped me understand that all of our lives are at once interconnected and individual. It has made me better appreciate my own home and culture as well as that of the people I have met and the lands I have seen and I have become a much more tolerant person as a result. Though I am working as a general manager in a private company, I have been involved in photography since childhood. I experienced a renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for photography after taking a basic of photography.The camera helps me meet amazing people.I try to do everything with passion. Whether it is interactions with my friends and family, playing cricket, Football, or shooting photos, I do it all with passion. And through my photography.