Photography by G.M.B. Akash

G.M.B. Akash is a young Bangladeshi photojournalist. He is a true artist with the camera. But more than that he is a humanitarian. He photographs those on the edges of society focusing mainly on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He has won many, many awards and one of his photographs was even featured here in a post by Alice.

One of the things he has focused on has been child labor. His poignant photographs capture for us the heartbreak it causes and makes them impossible to forget. He says “For the last four years, I have been working on child labor. … Children in poor countries spend long days working under very unfavorable conditions. Child Labor is an issue closely connected with poverty, education, socio-economic exploitation and discrimination. These factors keep children out of school and force them to work under harsh and dangerous, unhealthy and fatal circumstances. Child workers are subject to abuse, both physically and mentally, by their employers. These youngsters even risk their lives for low pay.”

His website with many many more of his incredible photographs is here.

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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