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Photography in Bangladesh

Sitting in a cafe in Dhaka, about to catch my flight back to Vietnam, it is a time to think about this amazing trip in Bangladesh that is ending.

After much expectations about the place there is no way I could be disappointed, and it is actually quite the opposite.


The first thing that stroke me is how everyone, and I mean everyone, is just dying to talk to you, shake your hand and help you whenever you need it. It can be a little overwhelming of course but it constantly made me feel safe. Even when the CNG (these little taxi tin cans flooding the streets) dropped us in the middle of an intersection at night, we knew after 30 seconds someone would come talk to me and tell me where is the fish market I was looking for.


In terms of food as well, it has been wonder after wonder. Every single local restaurants served us their specialty and wow, the flavors and spices only got better with time.

Now, the photography part: I could call it heaven I guess. I did believe Myanmar was heaven, until I came here. With a population of almost 170 million, you can only imagine that the photo opportunities are constant and the friendliness of the people makes it even easier.


Bangladesh was also for me a first introduction to “non South East Asia” and I did feel the gap. The poverty here is much more visible than where I have previously been and I have seen things that will mark me forever.


I will be writing more, much more about Bangladesh, but for now I am heading back home to my family that I miss very much. And as some of you expect it, I will be publishing the Bangladesh photography tour 2016 by the end of the year.


Here is a small gallery of some of my favorite photos, so far. 🙂

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Founder of Pics of Asia, Etienne is a teacher with a photography habit.


  1. Andrew Faulk on December 11, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Great collection from your first “non-SEA” trip. Love the frames and equally appreciate your introduction. Makes me want to go experience Bangladesh for myself. Nice work.

    • Etienne on December 14, 2015 at 3:39 am

      thanks Andrew. I recommend you do travel there, it is an amazing location!

  2. Rosie on December 12, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Looks great. I recognise what you say, having been to India. Wonderful photos, too. But… I really want to go to Myanmar or Laos with your photo tour and have been saving up! ?. Are you still planning one in 2016?

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