Bangladesh highlights Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Heather Farish

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries on earth, a place where the sight of foreigners is still a novelty to many. It is a country still steeped in the past yet has one of the world's largest mangrove areas - the Sundurban National Park that is home to the Bengal Tiger. It also has tea plantations, colurful mosques, markets galore and friendly people. Here are some photographs to give you a taste of Bangladesh.

Pensive Bangladeshi girl
Pensive Bangladeshi girl
Boys transporting stones
Boys transporting stones
River sunrise
River sunrise
Brass chess set
Brass chess set
Sari wearing woman spreading drying rice
Sari wearing woman spreading drying rice
Sitara Mosque, Dhaka
Sitara Mosque, Dhaka
Two pan hanging scales
Two pan hanging scales
Palm leaf shadow
Palm leaf shadow
A rickshaw family
A rickshaw family
Two men carrying manure using a yoke
Two men carrying manure using a yoke
Fabric shop with a tailor sitting in front
Fabric shop with a tailor sitting in front
Threads in traditional loom weaving
Threads in traditional loom weaving


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Photo 1. A pensive Bangladeshi girl seen while travelling by train from Dhaka to northern Bangladesh. Curious onlookers, such as this girl, always rush to investigate when the train stops.

Photo 2. The River Pijain on the India border in north east Bangladesh is a busy place in the dry season as it is harvested - harvested for stones. No machines here, instead everything is done by hand. Here boys are transporting stones to the river bank.

Photo 3. This river sunrise is in the Sunderbans, a world heritage-listed mangrove area in southern Bangladesh.

Photo 4. Each individual piece of this chess set is handmade using the lost wax method in Dhamrai Bangladesh. Dating back thousands of years, the original is carved in wax that is then covered in clay. When fired the wax melts and the metal can be poured in.

Photo 5. Dhamrai is a small village just outside Dhaka, best known for the brass products produced there. During late Winter, the women brightly clad in saris, spread the rice to help it dry in the sun.

Photo 6. The Sitara or Star Mosque in Dhaka dates from the early 18th century but has been changed dramatically since then.

Photo 7. Dhamrai is a small village just outside Dhaka, best known for the brass products produced there. These scales were hanging outside a small Dhamrai shop.

Photo 8. Near Srimangal, in north east Bangladesh is Lowacherra National Park where a small area of tropical forest is preserved. Here are a range of trees, many butterflies, colourful birds and noisy hoolock gibbon. This palm leaf shadow was seen there.

Photo 9. Dhamrai is a small village just outside Dhaka, best known for the brass products produced there. This family and their rickshaw were in one of the Dhamrai side streets.

Photo 10. In Bangladesh, most agricultural tasks are still carried out manually with machinery only a rare sight. Here two men carry manure to the fields.

Photo 11. A tailor with his treadle sewing machine sits in front of a fabric shop at Gulshan market in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Photo 12. Many traditional skills are still practiced today in the hill tribe villages of Bangladesh. Here loom weaving continues to be done by hand in a Manipuri village near Srimangal.