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Dhaka - Jiri Rezac, 2005

10 August 2006

Dhaka – Jiri Rezac, 2005.
Photographer since 1994, EPUK member since 2000.

Whilst working on a feature about the Kawran bazaar in Dhaka, the biggest market in Bangladesh in spring 2005, I spent several days visiting the place early morning and late in the afternoons, staying well into the night a few times. It was a hot, crowded, dusty and dirty place and heaving with activity of all kinds. In short, it was a busy anthill of humanity milling about, and although I spent most of my time up-close with hawkers, porters and traders, I was looking for a shot that would show both the beauty as well as the chaos on the ground.

After trying most of the elevated positions in and around the bazaar, I blagged my way into a derelict concrete highrise, about 15 storeys high and I set up there with a long lens. The rest is in the picture. View the whole feature at www.jirirezac.com/stories/kawranbazaar

Jiri Rezac has been a passionate photographer since 1994. He joined Reuters in 1998 in London as a picture sub-editor and photographer and spent two years with the agency. Since 2000 he has concentrated on portraiture and reportage work for a diverse range of magazine and Sunday newspaper clients in Europe and the US. In recent years Jiri has expanded his scope for reportage work while working on assignment for environmental organisations such as Greenpeace and the WWF.

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