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Outside Chobi Mela VI: at General Hospital

January 23, 2011 1 comment

AsĀ Chobi Mela VI continues in Dhaka, we here present a visual series of images of the mass urbanization occurring in Dhaka and its consequences.

The daughter and daughter-in-law of a woman pour bottled water for her to drink, as she lies ill in the corridor of the general hospital of Dhaka, with meningitis. She lies on the floor because the hospital, built by the British during colonial rule, now lies poorly kept to deal with the current overpopulation in the city. Hundreds of people lie in corridors, on balconies, under stairs and in exits awaiting treatment or being treated for days in these conditions.

Dhaka Mega City Post #1: The Lawn Cutter

August 7, 2010 Leave a comment

A woman in her later fifties, working as servant in a household in Dhaka, cuts grass on a public park sports facility to feed a cow kept at home. She will fill five sacks to make an additional 50 Taka or less than 1 USD. When her photo was taken she asked what benefit she would get from this.