Sarker Protick was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a teenager he wanted to be a musician and songwriter, but discovered photography around the age 24, when visiting the Chobi Mela Photography Festival. After finishing a bachelor’s degree, he enrolled at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. As a photographer, Sarker wants to tell stories previously unheard from his country, and to challenge visual stereotypes. He is currently teaching at Pathshala. Today we share Sarker’s series Some Place Else.
Some Place Else
In the year 2012 I first travelled to Kolkata. Like many other metropolitan cities it is full of traffic, buildings, narrow lanes, dust and polluted air. But then I came across the park called ‘Maidan’. This vast open field was a relief. The next 3 days of my stay in Kolkata I often visited here and photographed the park. The place seemed completely separated from the city. Though it is the core of the city.
To view more of Sarker’s work please his website.