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This article originally appeared on the Restless Beings website on the 3rd Feb 2012.

I first heard about Restless Beings whilst attending a photography exhibition by Ruhul Abdin, one of the founders of Paraa, another charitable organisation doing great work.

Dhaka, photograph by Ruhul Abdin

Dhaka, photograph by Ruhul Abdin

The Bromley-by-Bow Centre was unknown to me and I walked right past it down a deserted residential street. It was dark and I had no idea where I was going. Heading back towards where I had come from I met some people who were also lost and also attending the event. We made it.

Inside the centre I chatted to some friends and had some samosas, taking in the images of Dhaka. The photographs filled some of the void in my knowledge of the city. Over-crowded streets and countless bikes and buses. But mostly people. Dhaka is densely populated and the Para team informed us of its serious housing issues. Every room, garden and yard is put to maximum use. (more…)

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