November 2007 Barguna, Bangladesh ~ A children stand in front of broken house . Cyclone Sidr, reaching top speeds of almost 240 km per hour, hits the coastal district of Bangladesh, devastating the country's southwest and southern costal areas, including the Sunderbans, and killing thousands. The cyclone leaves its mark of devastation on 130 upazilas, 710 unions, affecting almost 3 million people. © Monirul Alam
February 2008 Gazipur, Bangladesh ~ A child labor at work the brick field outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Most o the children work this hazardous job for their family’s support. In Bangladesh 4.7 million or 12.6% of children aged 5 to 14 in the work force. Out of the child laborers engaged in the work force, 83% are employed in rural areas and 17% are employed in urban areas. Employment ranges from jobs in the informal sector. © Monirul Alam


Monirul Alam Independent Photojournalist born in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh 1975. He took up photography in 1994. After completing his Bachelors in Accounting from the National University, he went on to Graduate from Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute and Post Graduate certificate course on Broadcast and Cross Media Journalism from the BRAC University with Erasmus University based in Rotterdam Netherlands. Monirul, former depute chief Photojournalist Prothom Alo newspaper presently work as an Independent Photojournalist on Bangladesh based and work with ZUMA PRESS. His work has been published in prestigious national and international publications, such as The Guardian, Time Magazine, The Telegraph, Time Light Box, Wall Street Journal, NY Times Lens Blog, Newsweek, MSNBC, AP, AFP, EPA, EFE, NurPhoto, Getty Reportage, New Internationalist, Saudi Aramco World, National Geographic Your Short, The Daily Star, The Daily Prothom Alo, DrikNews, The Observers France 24,100 Eyes Magazine, Private Magazine, Majority World, Photojournale, The Click, Animal Planet Channel, Bangla Rights etc.


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