Children of Chittagong, and more

Near the beginning of December, right after the big four day AUW special visitor event that I photographed (which I think for now I’ll just let slip into general unmentioned obscurity), I had the opportunity to once again go out into Chittagong with Mow (the student who took me to some of the slums and other interesting locations around the city). She had the goal of talking to some child laborers, and also revisiting the refugee camp that we had been to once before. We did both, and combined with a short walk I took afterwards around my immediate neighborhood, it all made for an interesting and colorful day. I think I’ll leave it at that for now and let my images do most of the talking.

Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)
Chittagong, Bangladesh (Dec 6, 2009)

Photos taken in Chittagong, Bangladesh on December 6, 2009.

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5 Responses to “Children of Chittagong, and more”

  1. Catie says:

    I love the photos, Dan.

    I especially love the one of the woman and the baby in the sunlight.

    So many of these photos just have spectacular lighting and color. I love the subtle purple background in the 7th photo.

    Also, the goat photo made me laugh inappropriately loud.

  2. Dan Bretl says:

    Thanks Cat. It’s easy to capture spectacular color when there’s so much of it everywhere in South Asia, as you well know. Also, there is no amount of goat-related laughter that would be inappropriate.

  3. Becca says:

    i love the one with the orange-and-green woman and the baby.

  4. Becca says:

    oh, and the one with the boy in the stairwell. and the boy doing embroidering. :( and the one of the old man with the cane. and the crow. i like all of them. the end.

  5. Dan Bretl says:

    Haha thanks Becca. I think my favorites from this day are the boy the in the stairwell, and the girl in the purple dress (images #13 & #14).

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