Street children playing in the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2007

Waterpark, Bangladesh

The Picture was taken in the harbor of Dhaka, Bangladesh in May 2007.

Two young street children are playing in the dirty and rotten water of Dhaka. Dhaka has a population of over 11 million and the increasing air and water pollution emanating from traffic congestion and industrial waste are serious problems affecting public health and the quality of life in the city.

The Picture has been published in several magazins around the world and it was awared at the Licher Fotopreis in 2007 and participated in the World Press Photo Award in 2007.

 

Waterpark
Waterpark, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 2007