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Bangladeshi Photographer Helps Children Receive Education to Free Them From Child Labor

GMB Akash is a Bangladeshi documentary photographer. What’s noteworthy about his photography is that he focuses on underprivileged people living on the edge of society across the globe. For years, Akash has been working on a project in which he’s helping children from poor families to attend school.

To this day, child labor is one of the major human-right issues existing in Bangladesh. GMB Akash, with the help of his art, has been doing his part to save poor Bangladeshi children from child labor, by spreading awareness.

At the present, however, he has taken a step further ahead in his project, in which he’s providing direct monetary assistance to send children to school. After getting permission from the families of these children, he utilizes his own money to send these children to school. Here are some ‘Before & After’ pics of children who got the chance to begin their school education, thanks to the humanitarian deeds of GMB Akash.

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Throughout his career, he has received more than 100 international photography awards and has been featured in over 100 major publications. GMB Akash’s work has been published in Time, Vogue, Sunday Times, Geo, Stern, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Geo, The Fader, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Brand Ein, the London Sunday Telegraph, etc.

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Some photography awards secured by him include 2007 UNICEF Photos of the Year – 2nd place, 2009 Travel Photographer of the Year – Winner, 2010 CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year – Winner, etc. GMB Akash has even held six solo photography exhibitions.

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Image credits – © GMB Akash / Facebook

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