from Homeless people in Germany
Bangladeshi photographer G M B Akash gives honest descriptions of poverty that escape cliché – they would never be seen heading a charity appeal. Yet he also infuses his images with symbolic power through careful composition.
In image from Homeless people in Germany, the incongruity of a homeless person, curled foetal, and the Nike logo, clean and indifferent, echos Akash’s amazement that there should be homeless in the world’s richest nations.
Meanwhile, in his study of people making a living out of the dump-yards of Bangladesh, black crows hang like symbols of death over the impoverished searchers.
from Life at the Dump Yard