Gold 2021 / People / Children


  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Children
  • Company
    Rays & Days
  • Photographer
    Md Iqbal Hossain

Childhood comes with fortune or hardship. Underprivileged day labourer children are enjoying after work playful time in the sandbar, street and beach before going back to their slum or street houses. Trashes are their precious toys. Excuses swirls around when it’s time to go to day work but to the school. They bear the responsibility to earn a small yet much needed amount to buy family necessaries. A common scenario in Bangladesh.

Md. Iqbal Hossain is an artist who is fascinated by the visual nature of the details of objects within sounds and the mediums which produce them. Iqbal’s work focuses on exacting visual compositions based on nuanced observations tempered by a warm and inviting sensibility. He has used wide-ranging technical approaches from image making to exploiting the advantages of black & white film and digital photography. Because of this, his work is often based on feelings (such as that inspired by music), and his photographs are most successful as they enrich and inspire viewers as well as challenging