There is a say that Dhaka never sleeps. Dhaka, The busiest city of the Country. The hawkers of this city also lead a busy life like this city. Their life started when the sun started to shine like every day. The main hotspots of their selling are crowded places like marketplaces, bus terminals, and railway stations. And when the hawkers are newspaper sellers, they target people who are mostly passengers waiting for their transportations. Every newspaper has a journey and their daily journey starts from a newspaper seller. Then it jumps from one hand to another’s and thus newspaper ends its daily life in someone’s hand.
Everyone has their own stories. But there is unwritten strict law of this city. Most people don’t feel for other’s stories. The stories of each one remain calm in their own pages. No one read the others. But there are some people who still want to know the world more by looking into the mirror of the society. In the era of the internet still, there are some people addicted to newspapers. Newspaper reading is like an addiction! No one knows the power of this addiction than the readers themselves. Whenever and wherever they are, they have to read it to know what’s going on the whole over the world.
Not everyone gets touched by the lights and texts of the newspapers. It’s only the people who read it, lost inside the texts of the newspaper, and remain in the “world of everyone” by reading different news of the world. On the other hand rest of the people remains sleep in the unknown world of darkness or inside only their own world.
Those who read the newspaper avoid the simple matters and stories around them rather they focus on the larger news and matters happening daily all over the world. They think of and wait for what’s coming on the next day. They want to know more and care more about the country that’s why they read it even when they are outside of the home. And by the time gone, this addiction becomes contagious like diseases.
And in public transportation terminals and stations, people use it parallelly as a mirror of the world and as a time killer. So, until their transportation arrives for going to the work or another destination the readers try to complete a whole page, sometimes a whole paper. And then these readers become busy getting into the texts. Trains come and go like the other days but the reading continues.
About Rakib Hasan Sumon
Undoubtedly, there are a lot of things I can write about myself, but unfortunately, there is not much space to write it all here. As you already know, since it is mentioned My name is Rakib Hasan Sumon. But known as (R.H.Sumon). I’m a Freelance Photographer & Journalist From Dhaka, Bangladesh. I like to explore people, places, culture, and the relationships between people and their environments through the lens of my camera. And about my family, I am the younger child of the house; which, I assure you, is both a blessing and a curse.
First, a little bit about my education. graduated in Journalism & Mass Communication, 2015 from Daffodil International University, Bangladesh. Then I started my job as a photojournalist in a daily newspaper called ‘The Asian Age’. But I had a dream to help needy people so I started working in an NGO here in Bangladesh from 2017 to present.
I started my journey in 2010 with Digital Photography since then have photographed Products, PR, Travel, and Hundreds of Weddings. I shoot for individuals and companies from world-class organizations such as www.wereldfoundation.nl/en/), A Social Organization from the Netherlands, Working for the Homeless & Poor People in Bangladesh.
I`m privileged to spend my time sharing my knowledge and helping photographers achieve their goals, dreams, and ambitions as a Photography Trainer. I love the feeling when new guys and girls get that Eureka moment and suddenly Get It for themselves. It`s truly rewarding and inspiring to know I had a part in that. I’m the luckiest guy in the world to do what I do. I live in Dhaka, ride my bicycle everywhere, rain or shine and apparently, I`m a bit eccentric!
- Nikon D5100
- Fuji film x30
- Nikon 50mm 1.8 Lens
- Nikon 18-55mm Lens
- Tamron 28-300 Lens
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