Curator Selection / 2020 / /

The Last Train from Bishwa Ijtema

  • Photographer
    France Leclerc
  • Image Location
    Bangladesh
  • Credit
    France Leclerc

Bangladesh, and particularly Dhaka, is well-known for overcrowded commuting trains. As a result, people claim any perch they can on top and all around the train cars. But this practice is never as intense as during the Bishwa Ijtema, a three-day annual gathering of Muslims held in Tongi, a small town by the banks of the river Turag, in the outskirts of Dhaka.
This is a series of images taken at the Tongi station during the most recent Bishwa Ijtema.