Hindu community enjoy posh Sankranti with different activities as a man blows fire in the evening at Shankri bazar. Paush Shankranti’ is the last day of Bengali month Paush. This traditional festival is locally known as ‘Shakhrine’. People of the old Dhaka celebrate Shakhrine with colorful kite flying during the day and fire eating or blowing performances after dark. January 2009 Dhaka, Bangladesh
Statement: This is one of my favorite photos because taking fire blows photo is technically difficult. I took this photo with a 35 mm lens from another building. I think B&W gives some kind of different feeling which last long than co lour. I personally feel more comfortable with Black & White technically.
Abir Abdullah born in 1971.
Started photography career in 1996 at Drik Picture Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Currently working in the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) as Bangladesh correspondent.
Photographs published in Blink, Time, Newsweek, Der Speigel, New Internationalist, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, Asiaweek, Elmundo, Stern, Geo etc.
Won Mother jones award for the documentary project War Veterans of Bangladesh in 2001.Main interest of photography are social issues, environmental issues, political issues. See Abir works on