Smiles of Bangladesh | Photo Essay

Some of my favourite photo essays that I’ve composed lately have been on the series I’ve done on the smiles of _________.  I’ve featured galleries on the Smiles of Thailand, Smiles of Laos,  Smiles of South America, Smiles of Vietnam, Smiles of Cambodia &  Smiles of China.  My attention now shifts towards Bangladesh – one of the most under-rated and pleasantly surprising countries I’ve ever visited.  I was lucky enough to spend time exploring Old Dhaka, Dhaka, the Sadarghat and the Buriganga River.  The following photo essay (Smiles of Bangladesh) showcases candid and posed portraits of Bangladeshi men, women, boys and girls smiling and grinning with a happy face.  Come and take a look.  I think you’ll find their smiles rather infectious 🙂

These two cute boys move in close to the camera as I capture their authentic smiles.- Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These two cute boys move in close to the camera as I capture their authentic smiles.- Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A trip along the Sadarghat (Buriganga River) by simple row boat was definitely the highlight of my trip in Bangladesh.  In this photo these group of boys smile and wave to me as I'm passing by.

A trip along the Sadarghat (Buriganga River) by simple row boat was definitely the highlight of my trip in Bangladesh. In this photo these group of boys smile and wave to me as I’m passing by.

This is a candid shot of a man squatting down and enjoying a conversation on the cell phone as he radiates a big grin - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This is a candid shot of a man squatting down and enjoying a conversation on the cell phone as he radiates a big grin – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

One of my favourite photos from my time in Bangladesh was of this man who flashed a toothy smile - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

One of my favourite photos from my time in Bangladesh was of this man who flashed a toothy smile – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A group of friendly locals smiling as they boarded a larger vessel on the Buriganga river - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A group of friendly locals smiling as they boarded a larger vessel on the Buriganga river – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A man and his cute son smile as they repair a decommissioned rickshaw - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A man and his cute son smile as they repair a decommissioned rickshaw – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This is one of my favourite photos.  I'm taking of photo of this group of men and they take a photo of me with their cell phone - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This is one of my favourite photos. I’m taking of photo of this group of men and they take a photo of me with their cell phone – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I was invited by a group of Bangladeshi men (who were playing impromptu tour guide) to join them for a festival involving children playing.  In this photo a younger brother is sticking his hand in the face of his older brother while his mother smiles.

I was invited by a group of Bangladeshi men (who were playing impromptu tour guide) to join them for a festival involving children playing. In this photo a younger brother is sticking his hand in the face of his older brother while his mother smiles.

This girl was standing on top of a roof when she looked over and smiled at me - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This girl was standing on top of a roof when she looked over and smiled at me – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This group of children came up to me wanting to have their picture taken near the Sadarghat - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This group of children came up to me wanting to have their picture taken near the Sadarghat – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These two men smile as they pose for the camera in a back alley along Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These two men smile as they pose for the camera in a back alley along Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These group of men showcase their happy faces nearby a small factory in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These group of men showcase their happy faces nearby a small factory in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These two boys got up and started dancing on the small row boat they were riding along the Buriganga River - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

These two boys got up and started dancing on the small row boat they were riding along the Buriganga River – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This edited sepia photo is of two men posing for the camera in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This edited sepia photo is of two men posing for the camera in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.” alt=”This edited sepia photo is of two men posing for the camera in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A local Bangladeshi man takes the time to stop and pose for the camera - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A local Bangladeshi man takes the time to stop and pose for the camera – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This man flashes an authentic smiles as he takes the time to show me a battered ball he was deep frying - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

This man flashes an authentic smiles as he takes the time to show me a battered ball he was deep frying – Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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