I've spent the majority of my life near rivers. I've always been fascinated by the serenity of rivers and the lives of those who live along the river banks.
This fascination compels me to document their joys and sorrows. Throughout my career as a documentary photographer, I have worked on a variety of environmental issues. One of them is the yearly flood. This is my ongoing project, which I started in 2016.
Bangladesh is hit by a number of natural disasters each year, with flooding being one of the most common.
Flood water enters cropland, causing significant damage to crops. Floods can occur unexpectedly, preventing farmers from harvesting their crops on time.
Sometimes the water level rises to the point where people are forced to live on the roofs of their homes. Their sanitation systems break down, and there is often a scarcity of drinking water.
They often do not go to the flood shelters because it does not allow them to bring their cattle. On the other hand, because of the loss of livelihood, they often have to sell their livestock at a low price.
Despite the losses and sufferings, these brave people resume their lives with new hopes for a better future as the flood recedes.