20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Prayer in a Dry Riverbed

A muslim offers his afternoon prayer in a dry rivered Near Jamuna River in Bogura, Bangladesh. Because of climate change, most of the waterways along the Jamuna river basin areas have already dried up even, disrupting plying of boasts and movement of passengers. Passengers have to travel a long way in search of navigable branches of the river, which consumes more time and fuel. They are forced to cross the sandy way on foot, taking a lot of time to reach to their destinations. So, Rehmat Ali offers his prayer in the sandy riverbed as it will be very late to cross the riverbed, go to a nearby mosque and pray.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Bogura, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Joy Saha