Budding photographers capture post-cyclone Bangladesh
12 May 2021
  • Four young volunteers –  Md. Tajbit Ahammad Barat, Sumaia Akter, Md. Naimur Rahman Zihad and Rujina Begum – spent four months learning how to shoot pictures and documenting the lives of women and girls affected by last May's Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh, with camera equipment and virtual training supplied by UNFPA and partner Concerned Women for Family Development (CWFD). A selection of photographs were used to raise awareness of community needs among the public. Here is what they saw through their lenses.

    Hafeja Begum helps her mother with domestic duties. Cyclone Amphan destroyed their house in Pukurjana. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Sumaia Akter 

  • Amena Begum and her child, in Lohalia. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naimur Rahman Zihad

  • Setara Begum, 69, at her home in Mahipur. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Tajbit Ahammad Barat

  • Sharmin, a 10-year-old in Nutanpara. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Rujina Begum

  • Last spring, Morsheda Begum's house on the bank of a river in Chandkhali village collapsed while she was working in the sun. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Sumaia Akter

  • As an only child, Honufa Akter, 13, is tasked with many chores to help her mother in Lohalia. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naimur Rahman Zihad

  • Two sisters in front of their house in the village of Babul Bazar. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Tajbit Ahammad Barat

  • A woman is nearly camouflaged in a garden of bean sprouts. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Rujina Begum

  • Layju Begum, 27, cradles her infant in Patuakhali Sadar. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Naimur Rahman Zihad

  • You can just detect 10-year-old Mosa Ankhi's smile beneath that bale of dried grasses. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Tajbit Ahammad Barat

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