17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Paddling for bread

Abul Hasnat is one of the million and a half rickshaw pullers that dotted the cityscape of Dhaka. He kicks off early like his other fellow rickshaw pullers and plies the streets till 10pm. He maintains this routine six days a week, rain or shine. "This is hard labour", Abul says as he wiped his forehead and his shirt already drenched in sweat as he paddles hard to cross a busy junction.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Zon Hisham Zainal Abidin