The Story Behind Photographing the Girl With Green Eyes in Bangladesh

Photo Review Issue 51

My photos of Tuly, the Bengali girl with green eyes, have been popular with people all over the world. She has appeared in photography magazines such as Digital Camera World, Photo Review Australia, and is on display and for purchase in book and postcard form at the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition and shop in Kent, London. I thought I’d share the story behind meeting her and taking her portrait.

I only wanted a quiet moment to sit down and rest after a day of exploring and meeting people in a small rural town in Bangladesh. I had been answering the same questions all day: what is my home country, am I travelling as one, and what is my opinion of Bangladesh. I sat down on a grassy hill which overlooked a group of small houses, where the neighbours were outdoors talking and playing games together. It might have only been about 30 seconds until I started to attract a crowd – but this was really no surprise.

I was travelling around Bangladesh for four weeks in December to January 2012. I was travelling as one, but one is never alone in Bangladesh. It’s the people that make this country a great place to visit – I found them to be the most hospitable, curious, outgoing, and open-hearted people I’ve yet to meet.

So when I realised that I was going to be the new centre of attention I got up and started to interact, and joined in a ball game that was going on. People were unafraid to use their broken English and ask me lots of questions.  The sun had set and the light was getting low, so I knew that photos would be out of the question. But I saw a girl in the group who really caught my eye – she was wearing a bright green t-shirt with a large red circle on it (the Bangladeshi flag), and she had strong green eyes that matched her shirt. I knew she’d make a great subject for a portrait photo, and I had always wanted to  capture  a close up portrait of a person with striking green eyes. I introduced myself to her and complimented her on her beautiful eyes. I asked her if I could come back the next day in the afternoon to take her photo. She agreed.

Day 1 - meeting Tuly

Day 1 – meeting Tuly

I came back the following afternoon and her older sister Duly, who spoke some English, could act as a translator. I was invited into their house to meet the family, and was brought tea as well as a present in the form of a notepad. Tuly took me on a tour to see her bedroom, which was well decorated and filled with artworks that she had created – she had told me she wanted to be an artist.

Sisters Duly and Tuly

Sisters Duly and Tuly

When we went to take some photos, I decided to take them on the front steps of their house. I noticed that while it was fairly dark under the awning, the cloudy sky was providing a nice even, natural light through the gap in the roof which would result in a concentrated, directional light source. The even light from the sky worked well with the subject who was in a reasonably dark space and the natural light formed smooth shadows on her face. The background was therefore rendered to be dark and non-distracting, which is important in a close up portrait if you want the attention focused on the subject’s face. I knew that having Tuly sitting down and leaning on her knee would create a more relaxed and natural posture rather than a rigid standing pose. I also wanted to try some shots with a headscarf, as framing the face with material or an object can help bring focus to a person’s eyes. I asked if she had a green scarf or veil in the house, but she did not, so instead someone brought out a red scarf which had green patterns etched onto it. We then did some photos with her face wrapped in this scarf.

Day 2 - after taking Tuly’s photos

Day 2 – after taking Tuly’s photos

Post processing:

Here is one of the original photos compared with the final edited version.

Before and after editing

Before and after editing

The first thing I notice with the original photo is that it’s a bit dull, and there is room to boost the brightness in the photo. In Photoshop I do that by creating an adjustment layer and going to levels, and sliding the far right white triangle on the graph to the left to bring more whiteness into the photo.   As soon as the bridge of her nose becomes over-exposed I stop.   I repeat this process again by making another adjustment layer on top of the previous one and make the photo brighter, but by using a layer mask I can have more control and paint in the brightness effect – so I’m choosing which parts of her skin become brighter by painting the effect in with a brush.  I make sure the layer mask is filled in with black (control + I  will invert the mask from white to black) and by using a white paint brush I reveal that layer again but just in the parts that I want to brighten.  I also keep changing the opacity of the brush to control the strength and how much brightness is being added.

The next thing I notice is a blue tinge to the photo which I often see in portraits from my Nikon D700 taken under cloudy sky lighting. I want whites to be white and not have a blue cast, and that’s easy to desaturate out.  I make an adjustment layer and choose saturation and choose the Blues and Cyans and pull the saturation sliders right down to something like -70.  However this removes blue from every part of the photo, and I don’t want to change the shades of green in the scarf and her eyes, so again using the layer mask I’ll make sure those parts of the photo aren’t effected, by leaving the mask white and choosing a black paint brush and painting on the eyes and scarf (so the blues are not desaturated from these parts of the photo).

As well as making the highlights on her skin a bit brighter, I also make the shadows on her face a bit darker  I have boosted the brightness in her eyes, but did not change the colour of the irises.  I’ve brought out the colours in her scarf to make them a bit stronger and richer, and I have cropped in slightly for a tighter composition using the crop tool set to 4 inches by 6 inches to keep the normal photograph dimension ratio. I also like to sharpen the fine lines on the face such as eyelashes, irises and the lips.  I usually use a high pass filter on a new flattened layer, set the blending mode to overlay, and paint in over the parts of the photo I want to be sharper.  I always make use of layers and layer masks in Photoshop so I can ‘paint in’ the effects and choose exactly which parts of the photo gets treated, no matter what the treatment (lighting, colours, sharpness etc).  A lot of subtle changes lead to an overall look that fits my aesthetic vision which is to have natural looking photos that are sharp and perfectly lit, and also have a colour scheme with complementary colours working together throughout the photo.

 

Photo Review Australia on sale

Photo Review Australia on sale

When Photo Review Australia magazine approached me and asked if they could do a feature on my travel photography, they said they wanted to use one of my Bangladeshi girl portraits on the cover. As a result, Tuly has appeared in shops across Australia, and I would hope that she would be excited to learn that our little interaction in her village has led to people admiring her beauty and elegance throughout Australia, and the world. I took a trip to my local newsagent to take a photo of her picture on display (above), and bought an extra copy of the magazine to take with me when I return to Bangladesh and retrace my steps to find Tuly again, and give her the copies of her photos and prints in publication.

Find below some other mediums the photos have been printed in.

Inside Travel Photographer of the Year book (2012)

Inside the Travel Photographer of the Year (2012) book

UK Metro newspaper (December 2012) - on display in a London café

UK Metro newspaper (December 2012) – on display in a London café

Cover of Practical Photography (UK magazine) March 2013. Photo taken at Sydney Airport, Australia

Cover of Practical Photography (UK magazine, March 2013). Photo taken at Sydney Airport, Australia

81 Responses

  1. Salahuddin Ahmad
    Salahuddin Ahmad August 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    Nice work. Thanks for sharing the details and story behind all the hard work
    – Salahuddin Ahmad from Melbourne (originally from Bangladesh)

  2. Heather Lowe
    Heather Lowe August 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    David,
    Thank you for sharing the story. The photo has a similar impact on me as Steve Curry’s National Geographic girl from Afghanistan did 20 years ago. Stunning. Evocative. Timely.
    Best to you in your work, you are an extraordinary photographer. I look forward to the fruits of each journey.
    Heather

  3. Noman
    Noman August 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm | | Reply

    David,
    Thanks for sharing some of your technique and as well the story – fascinating and interesting!! The shot very much similar to the Afghanistan girl some time back. Sitting here in Bangladesh, I find it so surprising that we didn’t find what you did in just one visit (!) – cheers to you and your beautiful pictures – wish more to come and from Bangladesh, my homeland as well.
    Noman

  4. Kelvin Chong
    Kelvin Chong August 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | | Reply

    Hi David, I become your true fans! It’s amazing! It’s also a great sharing of your editing process.
    I can’t believe that the aussie guy i met in Motherland Inn was a top notch photographer, and he was so nice! that’s you! haha!
    Keep on amazing us with those stunning faces!

  5. Hamlet
    Hamlet August 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

    Thanks a lot David , we are proud of you……………………………………

  6. anupam
    anupam August 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm | | Reply

    it’s really nice work. just awesome….

  7. María Magdalena
    María Magdalena August 26, 2012 at 12:17 am | | Reply

    David, Tuly es hermosa ¡ Tu fotografía ,como siempre espectacular, pero con la narración que haces sobre como y donde conociste a Tuly le das alma. Gracias por compartir la fotografía y la historia de ésta. Espero más fotos y más historias. Un abrazo desde México ¡¡ Felicidades .

  8. suparna dey
    suparna dey August 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm | | Reply

    dear David, it is really a nice amazing writing. the photography is outstanding. feel proud of that Bengali girl of green eyes. thanks for sharing such an amazing writing. wish to read more, wish to see more and more photographs. many many best wishes to u.

  9. majestic seo
    majestic seo August 31, 2012 at 11:06 am | | Reply

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site. I’m hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a good example of it.

  10. Florence Kairupan
    Florence Kairupan September 1, 2012 at 2:19 am | | Reply

    very very nice work……I become your fans! It’s amazing!

  11. rezwan
    rezwan September 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm | | Reply

    Thanks a lot David for explaining it in such a easy way. And i really appreciate your words for our people. Looking forward to see you soon again between our people 🙂

  12. Toffael Rashid
    Toffael Rashid September 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm | | Reply

    I love this photograph and for so many reasons.

    First of course is the world class technical prowess and expertise of the mastery of the photographic medium: Beautifully composed, amazing capture of light and wonderfully processing for RAW into the final image.

    But the main reason I love it is because of the human story it tells. Such beauty and innocence which also captures the beauty and innocence of the country of Bangladesh. I have been there many times myself (see my FlickR album – http://www.flickr.com/photos/toffaelrashid/sets/72157630855587266/) and as you rightly point out, though on the surface is a relatively poor country, in fact Bangladesh is one of worlds richest countries in terms of natural beauty, character and culture.

    Stunning work.

    PS: Would love to see all your Bangladesh work if you are willing to share. I have an extensive audience too.

  13. Scott Leger
    Scott Leger September 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | | Reply

    Dear David Lazar,

    This is very nice writing. Outstanding photography and Wildlife and Warriors Collection have awesome Photograph. Wildlife Photography is my hobby also. Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog post. I wish to read more. I wish to see more photographs by you.

    I wish all the best to you.

  14. Ashley
    Ashley September 8, 2012 at 7:41 am | | Reply

    I really enjoy reading about how you work, both when you are on location and interacting, as well as in post processing. Along with sharing your amazing experiences and providing background stories on your images, you should continue to share your processes and techniques for aspiring travel photographers. I’d also be interested in learning more about your equipment and travel photography “must-haves”. I can’t wait to read and see more! Your work is inspiring!

  15. Manuel Arenas
    Manuel Arenas September 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm | | Reply

    I have been a photographer for almost 40 years and I have photographed many beautiful models, but I’ve never found one with such beautiful eyes, what an amazing photo, congratulations.

  16. like this
    like this September 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm | | Reply

    Hey sweetie from a teenage girlfan maintain the wicked posts

  17. Bhavaneeth Krishna
    Bhavaneeth Krishna September 27, 2012 at 1:06 am | | Reply

    thank you for sharing this beautiful life experience……its a blessing that you come across a lot of such incidents in your quest for capturing the world around…..needless to say that you have given a new dimension to the photography by clearly communicating with the world the many aspects of life through your praiseworthy photos, which are very vivid and captivating……. we all are very much indebted to you for sharing all those your wonderful creations in this site…….really enjoyed them all, especially ‘the monks of Burma’…….love you….

  18. click here
    click here October 2, 2012 at 11:54 am | | Reply

    This is funnily enough just the thing I’ve been rummaging for! Fantastic and thankyou!

  19. Kathy Soti
    Kathy Soti October 4, 2012 at 7:55 pm | | Reply

    Dear David,

    I was looking at your pictures for hours while listening your music. A completely new approach to art housed in my mind. Thank you for the wonderful experience. You will hear about me soon with some hopefully enyojeble result of my artwork.

    Regards
    Kathy

  20. naomi
    naomi October 9, 2012 at 10:36 am | | Reply

    Son obras de arte te felicito
    .Bellezas que puedes capturar para poder mostra al mundo en mi caso que puedo apreciar. a la distancia Dios te guarde la salud. para tu trabajo

  21. naomi
    naomi October 9, 2012 at 10:37 am | | Reply

    Soy BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA

  22. Antony
    Antony October 10, 2012 at 3:42 am | | Reply

    Hi David,
    I have recently become aware of your photography through Tumblr of all places and following the links I managed to end up here reading this beautiful story of the girl with green eyes. Being an avid travel photographer myself I know exactly what you mean when you say , even though you are as one, you never really are alone! especially in countries like Bangladesh but isn’t it normally more rewarding like this, so many special moments, so much more intensified when you are solely immersed in that ‘other’ culture…

  23. s
    s October 24, 2012 at 10:56 am | | Reply

    i am a bengali with green eyes. my aunties have green eyes too. my whole life i have been exoticised and treated like an outsider. i have been the victim of numerous sexual assaults because i look so “unique.”

    you may think that taking this photo is benign, that profiting off of this girl’s appearance doesn’t hurt anyone. but the attitude that people like me are a commodity is rampant, and photos like this contribute to it.

    i am sick of being treated like an alien, like an animal, like a whore. i am a person and so is this girl, whole and complete and NORMAL. we are not other, we are not “exotic,” we are just us.

    i hope you are all ashamed of yourselves.

  24. Nyma tabassum
    Nyma tabassum November 1, 2012 at 12:19 am | | Reply

    Nice work in my homeland

  25. Usama
    Usama November 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm | | Reply

    Wow! This is wonderful! Amazing! I am lost for words! Blue eyes, green eyes are completely unheard of in Bangladesh. Well, it’s a rare sight all over the world! Without the picture I would have never believed it.

    About 6-7 years ago, a begger with a child asked for money to my brother while we were sitting in the car. When the beggar walked away and my brother looked at me shocked and said “Usama, did u see the kids eyes were green!” I said “don’t be ridiculous, this is not USA or Europe, blue, green eyes simply don’t exist here”

    Now, I think he might have been true. Thank you for taking that picture!

  26. khandakar Monowar
    khandakar Monowar November 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm | | Reply

    David Lazar,
    thank you……
    for shearing this photos,,Its a wonderful. because hers eyes also she wore Bangladesh national flag both are such a wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Regards..

    Monowar from Bangladesh

  27. Mari Rouvali
    Mari Rouvali December 13, 2012 at 1:20 am | | Reply

    David,
    thank you of these beautiful pics you shared with us. World is amazing and colorful – and you surely had your moments to get them with your camera . And with such a positive attitude…. I will follow your work from this moment. Thank you again.

    Mari from Finland

  28. Samia Begum
    Samia Begum December 13, 2012 at 1:23 am | | Reply

    These photos are so beautiful. Next time I go to Bangladesh I’ll take my camera with me 🙂

  29. Sonia
    Sonia December 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | | Reply

    Beautiful picture David!

    Her beauty truly reflects Bangladesh and bengali people..

    I, myself am Bangladeshi but born and raised in the UK have also got greeney-grey-brown eyes… My nan who is one of 6 along with all her siblings have either got blue or green eyes.. It runs in the family.. But amongst us Bengalis, different coloured eyes we see is very common.. And not at all rare. I know of many other here in the UK as well as in Bangladesh with eye colours other than brown. I say maybe over 20 people in my family (Bengalis have huge families) have green/bluey/grey eyes. To other south Asians they see these eye colours as very rare unless you’re from the northern areas of India/ Pakistan.. But so not true for Bangladesh! I get commented in my eyes from other Bengalis but not in shock but from the different colours.. Other south Asians however are in awe! Just quite normal for us Bengalis 🙂

    Please take more pictures like this!

  30. Bill Pritchard
    Bill Pritchard December 14, 2012 at 5:26 am | | Reply

    Stunning and inspirational images. Your photographs make me want to go to these places

  31. Zubair
    Zubair December 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm | | Reply

    Thanks so much for the brilliant pictures. I would more like to applaud you for highlighting the humbleness and spirit of the Bangladeshi people. Bangladesh gets on to the media for the wrong things, but good to see people like yourselves provide another side of the story.

  32. rashed
    rashed March 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm | | Reply

    dear David, it is really a nice amazing writing. the photography is outstanding. feel proud of that Bengali girl of green eyes.

    But I have an another amazing news that she is not only one of Bangladesh … i saw her about 1 years ago in Dhaka new market with two relative…I try to very close her to confirm that is she..? yah i & my friend Newto shocked at first sight … u can’t believe she is one of with her green eyes…!!! but i cant take her … she was lost ever……. i didn’t find her ever… She was about only 13th..it’s amazing………..

  33. Sameera
    Sameera March 23, 2013 at 7:23 am | | Reply

    Hi,
    The photo is beautiful, as is the girl. Flawless. natural.. I love how you described Bangladesh, it warms my heart, if only more people would see my home country like that!

  34. Constance Hanscomb
    Constance Hanscomb March 28, 2013 at 12:17 am | | Reply

    Love your work, and very grateful for your post work comments. They really help aspiring photographers.

    Keep it up!

  35. Sarah
    Sarah April 28, 2013 at 3:03 am | | Reply

    I travelled as a solo female around Bangladesh this Feb (2013) it was a great place and I was treated with respect and courtesy by the local Bangladeshis – although yes, it was a challenge, and I attracted A LOT of attention outside of Dhaka!! I found your website while I was surfing the web for beautiful places to visit in Bangladesh while in Dhaka. Tuly is a SENSATIONAL find – she is stunning and could easily be an international catwalk model! I am truly inspired by your photography, I’ve spent a lot of time in Asia over the past 4 years, including 2 visits to Myanmar, and it’s clear that you spend time with, fully relate to, and completely identify with the people / country you’re photographing and this comes across in the image – your approach sets you apart completely from other travel photographers. AMAZING – please keep on travelling to other countries and taking more beautiful pictures!!

  36. Tariful Islam Khan
    Tariful Islam Khan June 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm | | Reply

    Dear David,
    Thanks for the sweet notes on us Bangladeshis. You certainly have good eyes to see through crowed I must say. I have been traveling all my life yet never really found eyes could be of great subject, now I understand I havent seen enough and I have limitations too.
    Thanks again. Keep clicking.

  37. setu
    setu July 30, 2013 at 5:30 am | | Reply

    please come back my country puthia,bangladesh. Waiting for you………..

  38. Angel
    Angel November 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm | | Reply

    Outstanding!

  39. Fayek
    Fayek December 24, 2013 at 8:37 am | | Reply

    great work and words David….. greetings from Bangladesh.

  40. tahsin
    tahsin December 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm | | Reply

    wow!!!!! admiring job 🙂

  41. Subash
    Subash January 4, 2014 at 2:23 am | | Reply

    Thank you and great work David. It is really amazing that your rendering is also beautiful like your photos. Thank you and I appreciate your time and effort to write the stories behind the photos.

  42. Mazharul islam oli
    Mazharul islam oli January 8, 2014 at 6:16 am | | Reply

    this is the most beautiful photo of a bangaly girl ihave ever seen. Really its soo nice. I wish i could meet her for once. Thank you Mr. David for your fantastic work. Wish you all the best. 🙂

  43. Mazharul islam oli
    Mazharul islam oli January 8, 2014 at 6:22 am | | Reply

    One more thing sir. If you give me her address , it will be very helpful. . Thank you sir.

  44. Donna
    Donna April 25, 2014 at 3:54 am | | Reply

    David, please do not disclose addresses of your subjects to people who may have negative backgrounds, most are children, exposed, should also maintain their innocence as children and should not be be fed to otherwise, evil.

    1. Jack
      Jack September 10, 2014 at 7:50 am | | Reply

      Donna, agree with you 100%.

  45. Mahmud hasan Khan
    Mahmud hasan Khan August 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm | | Reply

    Nice report….

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  47. khan himel
    khan himel October 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm | | Reply

    woowwwww……..nicce photography…. i am from Bangladesh….. when i saw this photo i just speechless ….what a pic…….thnxxx for sharing ur story……

  48. Mostafizur Rahman
    Mostafizur Rahman October 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm | | Reply
  49. Tanveer Hreydoy
    Tanveer Hreydoy October 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm | | Reply

    Hey david,

    I really loved your work.Very nice.Your photos are easily can be felt.Keep going.Best wishes from Bangladesh

  50. Mr. Milton
    Mr. Milton October 26, 2014 at 4:56 am | | Reply

    David,
    Thanks for sharing the story & to highlight Bangladeshi people over the world.

    Mr. Milton
    Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  51. Naheed
    Naheed October 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm | | Reply

    Hi!

    I love the article and I too am enthralled by the beauty of those amazing green eyes of the young girl from Bangladesh. As a Bangladeshi myself, now an American, I am curious to know if Tuly has been duly compensated for letting you photograph her. Her face is in all those magazines and obviously bringing you kudos for what you have done with your lenses and talent, but I really hope she will get something in return other than just a hug, a smile and a thank you. I an sure she could benefit from help with education and if you set up a scholarship program for her, that would be the best way to help her. I hope you will do that, if you have not done that yet. I as a reader will contribute and I am sure many others will gladly will too.
    Keep up your good work!

    Naheed

  52. Tariq Ali
    Tariq Ali October 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm | | Reply

    That is a beautiful picture. There are some other people in the Kaliganj area near Dhaka who have blue and green eyes. That is an area where (apart from Goa) the Portugese have been in the colonial days before the British colonised India and left their blue/green eyes behind. Can be the subject of an interesting sociological study.

  53. Scott M.
    Scott M. October 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm | | Reply

    I was referred here by a dear friend who is from Bangladesh. I’m grateful to him for that and to David for sharing the story. We can learn a lot from the gentle dignity of the Bangladeshi people.

    I once heard a lady describe her sister as being “cursed with beauty”.
    I hope Tuly’s experience with fame and publicity is a positive one.

  54. Rifat Rahamatullah
    Rifat Rahamatullah November 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm | | Reply

    Hey David,

    Just Love your Photography. Thank you very much for your Sharing and invite you to travel our Beautiful Bangladesh.

    Mr. Rifat Rahamatullah
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  55. Md Anowarul Amin Sobuj
    Md Anowarul Amin Sobuj November 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm | | Reply

    Thanks a lot..
    For shearing such kind of working experience with all over the world and Bangladesh as well. I feel proud.
    I would like to invite you here in Bangladesh to enjoy our hospitality once again….

    Thanks… 🙂

  56. Rifat
    Rifat November 21, 2014 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    Thank you for sharing such amazing description behind Tuly’s photo…#David

  57. moqbular rahman
    moqbular rahman December 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm | | Reply

    I’m from Puthia rajshahi & i have a picnic spot there. to read & see this article & Photo by devid ledger of a green eyed girl from Puthia, Rajshahi , i’m exiting to see the girl & get her Photo. thanks mr. devid ledger

  58. shahnewaz Nabin
    shahnewaz Nabin December 20, 2014 at 7:37 pm | | Reply

    awesome edited by Bangladeshi photograph!!!

    Supppppppppppperrrrr :-* :-*

  59. Nurella
    Nurella December 29, 2014 at 5:51 am | | Reply

    Oh wow very mesmerizing pic,her beauty lies in her eyes, its like you can read her soul.

  60. Elena
    Elena December 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm | | Reply

    This is a very nice and beautiful photos and models. Thank you for traveling and photo. Best wishes from Belarus

  61. sawpan
    sawpan December 31, 2014 at 1:08 am | | Reply

    It’s really nice job. trying to find them. who inside the darkness.

    Sawpan Mahmud
    Ashulia, Savar
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  62. Olga Podolskaya
    Olga Podolskaya January 11, 2015 at 1:33 am | | Reply

    Hello, your photos are amazing! Tell me how you get such beautiful solar patch in the eyes in your photos? I can’t wait to read and see more! Your work is inspiring!
    from Kazakhstan

  63. johan
    johan February 6, 2015 at 3:31 am | | Reply

    very nice pictures

  64. Shakawat Hossen
    Shakawat Hossen February 7, 2015 at 6:34 am | | Reply

    good work…….

  65. Olga Podlskaya
    Olga Podlskaya April 13, 2015 at 11:07 pm | | Reply

    Hello David, I really want to know the history of your acquaintance with travel photography. A couple of your photos hanging in my house and they have a very inspiring, also take pictures in the future my dream is to work with National Geographic. You and your work give me hope for it.Thank you for what you have)

  66. Rob Welburn
    Rob Welburn August 14, 2015 at 6:50 am | | Reply

    Hi David, did you ever make it back to Bangladesh? Is Tuly even aware of her flash of fame. A little follow up piece would be such an interesting read.

  67. MANUEL
    MANUEL October 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm | | Reply

    AYUDA A ESA CHICA A SALIR DE LA POBREZA EN QUE SE ENCUENTRA, NO LA DEJES SOLA.

  68. Parvez
    Parvez December 22, 2015 at 3:23 am | | Reply

    wow, it’s really amaizing. Thanks to David Lazar for taking such kind of capture.

  69. Sakiba Noor
    Sakiba Noor March 25, 2016 at 6:03 pm | | Reply

    such a nice story as well as your photography!!! what you have caught in the film actually represents the reality of rural people of Bangladesh.It’s an amazing work!! And obviously thank you very much for admiring the people of our country and mentioning it as a great place to visit.when someone says something good about my nation and my country it really touches my heart.I wish I could do some work like you!!!

  70. Sabab Ishraq
    Sabab Ishraq June 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | | Reply

    Come again to bangladesh.We want to treat you again.

  71. Nazim Ahsan
    Nazim Ahsan July 20, 2016 at 2:56 am | | Reply

    David,

    I am interest to meet that beautiful amazing girl. will you provide the location of her home.

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