Salwa Baquer

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Inside Ruplal House in Forashganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dilapidated stairs with the afternoon light trickling in from the courtyard

Squatter Steps

Squatter Steps

Inside Ruplal House in Forashganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Window into the lives of the squatters who now occupy the heritage building.

Arches of Breach 

Arches of Breach 

Group of men making paper bags underneath the factory store-room

Origami 

Origami 

Inside Mongolaya house in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faded blue walls of the entrance with a protective tarp over it.

Tarp Over Being

Tarp Over Being

Inside Mongolaya house in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. Worn and weathered walls with a ladder leaning against it and used bags littered at its feet.

Life in Heritage 

Life in Heritage 

A factory under construction in Sreemongol of Bangladesh

Fib & Fabrication

Fib & Fabrication

A narrow entrance to a narrow house, half  bathed in the noon sun

Olympus 

Olympus 

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: brick wall and sealed off door on the side of a building

Mellow

Mellow

Women gossiping by the river Buriganga bank on a late afternoon

By the bank for the bank 

By the bank for the bank 

Club Gelato in Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photographed: a scoop of their famous Ferrero Rocher flavour

A Scoop Of Ferrero Rocher 

A Scoop Of Ferrero Rocher 

The employer and employees inside an onion store located in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Piyaaj

Piyaaj

Multiple bags of dried red chilies stacked against the walls of a spices store in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Red in Line, 

Red in Tongue 

Red in Line, 

Red in Tongue 

Dressing table, mirror and spherical lamp in a bedroom in shades of black, white and red

Lure 

Lure 

Light filtered through rectangles of glass in multiple angles and directions.

Sifted Shadow 

Sifted Shadow 

The Storekeeper and cook at a Bakorkhani shop, making crispy and flaky bread under the earth using hearth of fire.

Hallowed Hollow

Hallowed Hollow

Crescent Bridge over Crescent lake at Chandrima Uddan in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photographed from one side of the bridge.

Candyfloss 

Candyfloss 

Shadow of leaves in a parking lot at evening

Ghost Green

Ghost Green

Tattered tin roofing over a dilapidated courtyard

The Roof Above Their Heads 

The Roof Above Their Heads 

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: through a window to another

Unparallel

Unparallel

Outside of New-market in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A mosaic-art on the boundary wall, a small stall nestled along it

Mosaic Muggle 

Mosaic Muggle 

The gaps between multiple rolls of yards of fabric illustrate the silhouette of a cityscape

Cityscape

Cityscape

Sobhan Manzil in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Inside what used to be my mom's home

Childhood, parched

Childhood, parched

Pink slippers outside a desiccant room in Sobhan Manzil, Bangladesh.

Cinderella 

Cinderella 

three people through a bus window

Rote Route

Rote Route

Inside Tara Masjid in Bangladesh, a man deep in supplication

Faith 

Faith 

Curzon Hall in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Full Circle 

Full Circle 

Curzon Hall in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Painting

Painting

Curzon Hall in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Laughter, Lost

Laughter, Lost

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: outside looking in

Arete

Arete

Sobhan Manzil, a narrow space between two cramped houses holding its own tales

Mickle End

Mickle End

Sobhan Manzil, a building where five sisters resided simultaneously popping their heads out the five windows

Sisterhood Of Five

Sisterhood Of Five

window cutouts on the wall of an abandoned house

Presentation Template

Presentation Template

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: dark room looking out to the pond

Green Square 

Green Square 

A truck on a blue bathed day right after rain

In Blue

In Blue

Light sifting through leaves onto a picturesque wall

Turmeric Sunlight 

Turmeric Sunlight 

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: brick wall and the side of a building

Phantom Lives

Phantom Lives

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: three windows inside the building

Yonder

Yonder

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: three doors opening to the lake

Serenity

Serenity

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: zoomed out of three openings looking out to the lake

Geometry

Geometry

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: brick wall and sealed off door on the side of a building

Disengage

Disengage

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: perspective of three places at once

Perceive 

Perceive 

Panam City, Sonargaon, Bangladesh: multi-shaped opening to the same space

Extrude

Extrude

A swing set in a room, a place where my siblings seek respite

Siblings

Siblings

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