A member of a rescue team brings the dead body of an infant from its mother’s lap while others are trying to pull up the body of the mother. June 2009 Chittagong. © Abu Taher Khokon
Statement: In my 23 years career I snapped thousands of events and to face different of emotions and feelings. During landslide in Chittagong, I was repeatedly snapped the event, at one stage I have seen a child was rescued at his mother’s lap under the mud. I was bitterly shocked and stopped for a while thinking my three years old daughter….the baby was slept at the safest place in the world but she died I was surprised I don’t know its right or wrong as a professional photojournalist ….but my emotion led me to think as human being and I continued.
Abu Taher Khokon born in Bangladesh in 1964, June.
He started his photography career in 1986 at the daily New Nation as a staff photojournalist. Long years experience in different daily English news paper. Khokon’s currently working in the Daily New Age as chief photojournalist.
Award:Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)/ JapanAwardl994.1995.1996/AFEJ-ADB-Asia-Pacific best photojournalist; Award in1998/ United Nation Award 1998/Moments. Intimacy. Laughter.Kinship (M.LL.K)/ Award New Zealand 2000/ Press Foundation of Asia Award Bangladesh and Malaysia Chfapters 2002/ China Press Photo Contest Award in China 2004.
Member: Permanent member of Journalist Association / Permanent member of National Press Club.