18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
A Plastic Refuge

A vulnerable woman lies on a bed of waste near the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Deprived of the most basic human needs, atop a disease-ridden refuge, she inhales the polluted air of the over-populated city as insects gnaw at her while she sleeps. The slums are not safe and the slums are not habitable.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Copyright: © Saiful Islam