Photographer's Note

On a journey through Asia in the early 70's I spent a couple of weeks in the new nation of Bangladesh, established only one year earlier with Indian assistance through a war against Pakistan.
Bangladesh was a quite exciting experience with a tremendous atmosphere of wild expectations and optimism. It was also very chaotic, the infrastructure being heavily damaged from the war, making travelling complicated and time-consuming. From the western city of Khulna I had to travel by a very overloaded boat to Dhaka, a journey of about 36 hours. Considering the number of accidents on the Bangladeshi waterways, it was possibly one of the most dangerous journeys I have ever made.
This picture, scanned from a Kodachrome slide, was taken in early December 1972 somewhere in the Ganges delta in southern Bangladesh.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6831 W: 407 N: 13523] (64462)
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