Imagine that you are 6 years old, you eat once a day, you collect garbage or you work nights in a factory to sew shoes. This is how a usual day of a slum child looks like. I try to publish stories of these children...
Author: Fotograf bez talentu
I had the possibility to get to know the life in slums during traveling around Bangladesh. The situation of people, who must live and grow up in these undignifies conditions has struck me so much that I decided to help them through this book, containing many real stories.
It is very simple.
The book has a real power to change lives.
Specifically, lives of 80 children and their families.
If I will succeed in publishing the book with your help, I will use all the profit for the school class in Chalantika. Slum is found the Dhaka center (capital of Bangladesh). Education is the sole possibility for local children how to shift their lives to a more decent level.
I offer a full-blown photography book. Over 200 pages on a quality paper, more than 160 authentic photos and many life stories.
I could speak a long time about how much the photos and stories in the book will be. It is better to give an example:
A thirteen-years-old boy called Shubroto worked in a carpenter´s workshop for 6 months, 15 hours a day and 7 days a week.
He always wanted to be an engineer and he dreamed about studying at school which was 350 km far away behind a great river.
However, his divorced mother didn´t want to hear about this. She forebode him to study, because he was able to earn money. She didn´t pay attention to his dreams.
Shubroto began to prepare himself on a plotted escape from home and one day, he realized it.
He traveled through one fourth of the country by train, ship, bus and on foot and finally he really reached a school bench.
In his 13 years, he started his journey to reach freedom and education.
I call myself Photographer without talent.
I occupy myself with photography and writing about social topics. I focus on domestic violence or prejudice, for example.
I am interested in human stories where I try to find an inspiration and share it with others. I open various taboos, because we are scared mostly from things that we don´t speak of.
You can follow my facebook page or my website www.beztalentu.cz , where you will find many projects.
People ask me why I do such things very often. The answer is much easier than it looks like. Because I can.
Not everybody has this privilege.
I have been to Bangladesh and I have seen an extreme poverty, horrible conditions for life. I have also seen joy from small things, big lust for life and hope. Hope that is sometimes killed by lack of education possibilities.
I believe that together, we will publish this book and support education in Bangladesh.