Sarker Protick

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.

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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.

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To view more of Sarker’s work please his website.



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