A noisy tea-stall.
DESCRIPTIONAlong the railway tracks in Bangladesh, many poor people have built their home. Here they live and breed until the government decides to chase them away – which happens now and then. But very often this is the only choice to people with little income – and it is not very safe. In Dhaka, which has about 142 kilometers of tracks, approximately 300 people die in train related accidents every year.
Life along the tracks is quite busy; kids play, adults walk, old people use the tracks to sit down. And with approximately one train passing ever fifteen minutes, this is a dangerous place to be.
Still, there are small tea-stalls and so along the tracks. But customers are wise to cover their ears as a train passes by.
AUTHORI am educated as an engineer, but I was not made to spend my life working between four walls. Since 1988 I have traveled the world, always with a camera, and in 1994 I had my first story published.
I work full time as a freelance photographer and writer. I have had about 500 articles published and I have written and photographed five books.
I am on the road between four and six months every year, and I have done that since 1988.