Bangladesh: Ramadan begins in Dhaka

Multimedia Journalism ~ People gather to buy foods for breaking their fast during the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan at a traditional food market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 28, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the nighttime and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

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Strike on Dhaka to protest the gas tariff 

Police use a water canon on protestors during a half-day long strike against the gas price increase in Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 28, 2017. Activists from the Progressive Students’ Alliance, the student wing of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) along with components of the Gonotantrik Bam Morcha (a coalition of left-leaning political parties), organized the strike after the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission announced increased gas prices for all consumers. 

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Spring arrive here . . . 

February 13, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi people celebrations the spring festival (Bashanta Utshab ) at the Dhaka University Art College compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 February 2017. The Bashanta Utshab is a local traditional festival, which marks the beginning of the spring season. Basantabaran Udjapan Committee organizes programmes to celebrate the day, as nature takes off the blanket of fog and welcomes the sunlight to the earth. Though winter in Bangladesh is brief, people here bid a quick farewell to gloomy, melancholic shroud of dust and dried leafs, and embrace Falgun with all their hearts. 
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Inauguration of Chobi Mela Festival in Dhaka

Participants attended first day of Chobi Mela Festival, the international festival of photography and biggest photography event in Asia on February 3, 2017 in Dhaka. Two Bangladeshi photographers Nasir Ali Mamun and Saida Khanom received Lifetime Achievement Awards. Video Footage & Edit : Monirul Alam

The Final Day of Shuvo and Arpeeta . . .

Today’s 16 December , 2016 my dear younger brother SHUVO is now married person.We pray both of you Shuvo & Arpeeta and thank you so much for your beautiful moments sharing with us.

You know the together you are stronger, together you are one.Our wishes with pray, love & happiness.Have a wonderful married life! Megh,Bubli & your Choto Bhaiya.

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Counter Terrorism Raid in Dhaka

24122016 ~ Members of the Bangladeshi Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) of an operation to flush out suspected Islamist extremists in a hideout in Dhaka on December 24, 2016, as a team from the counterterrorism unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police cordoned off a three-storey building in the capital. Two female militants along with two children surrendered to the cops, 1 female and a teen militant killed themselves during police raid by exploding suicidal vest outside their den while acting to surrender to the cops. © Monirul Alam

An Epic Photojournalistic Journey . . . 

The object of my work is to report the real moment of life. I recorded many times as an eyewitness. My main interest lies in documentary storytelling focusing on global issues . . .

Bangladesh based artist, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker currently works documenting social issue. His photographs have been widely published national and international media around the world. He lives in Dhaka with his beautiful family. He loves photography & teaching with creative way . . .

-Monirul Alam