Everyday pollution

Asif Ahmed | Published: 21:25, Apr 29,2020 | Updated: 21:41, Apr 29,2020


Pollution of different forms has been an important discourse in academia as well as in the concerned peripheries. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution. In 2015, different kinds of pollutions killed approximately 9 million people in the worldwide. Asif Ahmed captures different kinds of pollution in Bangladesh through his lens

A boy is seen at the Turag river, Dhaka, collection metals by scourging through rubbish and contaminated water.


Another young boy floating through the same river looking for metal.


Feet of a man who earns his livelihood by collecting materials from polluted areas; taken in Munshiganj.


Pitch black water of Turag river, one of the rivers around the capital Dhaka, which is caused by severe pollution.

Feet of a person who works at a factory that colours clothing materials.


A little girl washing cooking utensils in the dirty water of Turag river.

A heap of plastic rubbish thrown away by city dwellers; taken in Dhaka.


A boy urinating while people are working with clothing materials; Turag river.


A man is giving his son a bath in the polluted river, who works at a local brick kiln in Narayanganj.

Brick kilns in Narayanganj are one of the worst air polluting industries around Dhaka.

Dead trees because of pollution; taken in Gazipur.


Plastic is polluting the longest beach on earth in Cox’s Bazar.

Asif Ahmed is a tourism and hospitality management graduate and a documentary photographer. He has so far exhibited his photographs in a number of countries

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