Devotees say their evening prayer in a devastated mosque of Patharghata following cyclone Sidr Patharghata, Bangladesh. December 2007. © Tanvir Ahmed
The vulnerability of people living in coastal Bangladesh has been demonstrated in recent times by Cyclone Sidr as the coastal areas transform into a war zone. Devastation stretches till the horizon; however people of Bangladesh manage to cope up with the situation.
Tanvir Ahmed is a documentary photographer based in Dhaka. He completed his B.Sc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Meanwhile, he got interested in photography and completed B.A in Photojournalism from Pathshala, South Asian Institute of photography.
He started his photographic career as a staff photographer in DrikNEWS, an International News Photo Agency. Tanvir’s work has been published in national and international dailies and magazines including Time, Days Japan, The Daily Star, The Daily New Nation, Forum etc. His work was exhibited in Bangladesh, Iran, Norway and China. He is awarded in the first International Biennial arranged by Saba Art Academy for his artistic work on Autistic child.