Bangladesh has all different type of lives, Rich class, Middle class and poor class, There are big shopping malls , world's big branded restaurants and cafes it's all in there , But Slums and shanties are there too just like in all countries regardless which are developed or developing countries , it's a contradiction that normally exists in our world.
When you hear the words Slum life and you see the photos that describe it online you'd probably feel terrified of the quality of living there, A slum is a cluster of housing units which grow unsystematically in government owned or private vacant land. The walls and roofs of such houses are generally made of straw leaves, Gunny bag, polythene paper, bamboo etc.,
People who live in a Slum have to deal everyday with lack of basic infrastructures such as drinking water, sewage and sanitation facilities, pollution and disease.. they are completely helpless. Aside from the difficulties of getting education.
I am not the first photographer to go there and highlight that life, but here is what I felt and saw in there ,Me and my friend Javed went for one slum located nearby Gulshan lake and Panthapath he said that people in each slum is different than the other based on where it's located and the environment around , People's reactions to us was unexpectedly and unbelievably welcoming, they asked to be photographed they invited us inside their units, we were surrounded with a combination of positive vibes, warmth , continuous laughter and beautiful charming children..
In like 2 km walk we spend around 3 hours stopping every 5 minutes for shooting, we only had to leave when it got really dark .It was phenomenal I considered myself lucky to be there, one of these marked days where you get an overdose of energy and zest for life.
In the end we had to say good by and leave with heavy feet , we made them happy for a short while and we wished to do more but .. This is left up to the world now.
There is one amazing local young man Korvi Rakshand who made a huge difference for those children, if you wish to be part of their happiness please visit his site and be positive too.