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Bangladeshi Girl - The Smile

2008 International Photography Exhibition
“Bangladeshi Girl - The Smile”
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh (urban slum)
Photographer: Chris Rea
University Affliation: Graduate Student/Staff
Category: People
Award: 1st Place

In the artist's own words: “The subject is a young Bangladeshi girl who quickly began showering herself with water as I passed. She was using one of the neighborhood wells as her water source, which is meaningful to me because of my interest in human health as it relates to water issues. The photo was taken because it captures a young girl with a wonderful smile excitedly and happily going about her day in conditions that would be considered dire by Western standards.”