20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Searching for essential living element from garbage

Pile of garbage and rubbish is a common scenery almost all undeveloped or under developing countries.its the reason of our environmental pollution.It has not only negative aspects but also it has some positive aspects too.such as the pile of garbage in open area is directly responsible for air pollution,it spoils our environment. People fall sick because of it.on the other hand it is the way of earning livelihood for orphan and those who live in a slum area.They search food to eat in the rotten garbage. People, dogs, birds at the same time collect food from garbage heaps to survive. Awareness is often secondary where survival is paramount. sometimes they get paper,plastic bottle,glass bottles,cartoons,iron pieces and bones from these plastic in groups.They wait for the cleaners van.They continue their searching activity from morning to noon.Then they go to sell their collected products.They sell by weight.Whenever they get money, they return their own shelter with food for the family members.But when they Don't get their expected amount they feel upset and try to collect more from next day.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Chittagang, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Rayhan Ahmed