/ 2021 / Special / Street Photography

Out for Prayers

  • Prize
    Gold in Special/Street Photography
  • Photographer
    France Leclerc
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After arriving by train in Tongi, pilgrims hastily go to the site of the Bishwa Ijtema, the annual gathering of Muslims in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, for prayers. Only the balloons seller remains at the train station.

France Leclerc, born in Quebec, Canada, is an independent photographer who currently lives in Chicago. Her early career was in academia, but she decided to make a change to pursue her true passion for photography. The most prominent themes of her work are culture (especially disappearing ones), gender, and social inequality. She likes to describe her work as “life photography”, though her approach is a mix between documentary and street photography.

Awards 2021 PX3 Gold Medal Street Photography Category
2021 PX3 Bronze Medal Press Category
2021 PX3 State of the World, Shortlisted
2021 Portrait of Humanity, Finalist
2021 IPA Award People and Lifestyle, Honorable Mention
2021 Siena International Photo Award, Journeys, and Adventure, Honorable Mention