Firefighters desperately try to extinguish the fire raging through garment factories at Asadgonj in Chittagong. The two garment factories Apollo and Angelic housed in the five storied building situated in the business hub of Chittagong were entirely burned to the ground. Chittagong, Bangladesh. November 24 2008
I like the shot because it’s a war like situation when fire broke out and the firefighters are born warriors to save the people and their precious belonging.The fire fighters and their equipments are not sufficient and modern but still they save many lives and valuables of people in Bangladesh. As the high rise buildings and other industrial and commercial plant is more vulnerable to fire, it is high time to develop firefighting system and patronize
these brave heart soldiers.
Jashim Salam born in 1978 – Chaktai, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Having a course in photography from Photoart institute Chittagong, he is now working as a contributor photographer for Driknews international news photo agency.
He achieved awards in 69th International Photographic Salon of Japan (Asahi Shimbun) held in 2008, organized by THE ALL-JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCITIES (AJAPS).
Finalists of the «Europe and Asia – dialogue of cultures» Photo Contest 2009.
His photographs published widely in national dailies.
Photo published in ‘Unseen Asia’ category of The Reader’s Digest Asia, September 2007.
Photographs published in Himal Southasian.
Photo published at “Better Photography” magazine, June and July 2008 edition
Photo story “Towards Last Prayer” published at “Better Photography” magazine, August 2008 edition.
Photo published at National Geography and Reuter’s site
Awarded “Honorable Mention” in photo contest ”Fighting corruption a collective responsibility” organized by UNDP and DRIK Dhaka in December 2007.
Awarded “3rd prize” in photo contest “Working people of Bangladesh”
orgonized by Maati Imaging Bangladesh dhaka in 2008.
Web site: www.jashimsalam.com